De beroemde "Bridge on the River Kwai" in Kanchanaburi en het vertrekpunt van de Birmaspoorlijn zijn aangrijpende overblijfselen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Duizenden krijgsgevangenen en dwangarbeiders verloren hier hun leven. Tijdens deze begeleide dagtocht vanuit Bangkok bezoekt u ook het oorlogsmuseum en kunt u een plaatselijke treinrit maken.
Definitely worth the money we spent and I highly recommend it. The guide was really good with a great personality. While I enjoy traveling around on my own, it was definitely nice not to have to worry about the transportation to and from and be able to relax. The Bridge on the River Kwai was better than I expected and the JEATH Museum was interesting.
This trip was exactly what I expected and more. The tour guide was funny, personable and very knowledgeable on the history of Thailand, the River Kwai, surrounding provinces, vegetation and so much more. He made us feel very comfortable and really tried to ensure that each of us were enjoying our experience. The size of our group was perfect at 7 and we were able to spend enough time at each location without feeling rushed. The food was great at the restaurant and the staff very accommodating. Our driver was very kind and navigated us safely from Bangkok to each of our destinations and back. This is the way to go if you want a hassle free, well organized, fun and informative experience. I will tell my friends and family this trip is a must! The tour guide also does an awesome rendition of Country Roads. :-
No surprises as prior reviews had listed the pros and cons correctly. So long as you recognize there is a lot of time on the bus 2.5 -3 hours each way, the tour should fulfill all your expectations. We only had 10 on our tour so lots of room to stretch on the bus and it was very personalized. Our guide Pooi did a great job. We saw larger tour groups who didnt get to take the river boat ride and sat in the regular train seats perhaps no option? so felt our group was a bit more special. All of us upgraded additional 200 baht each for the reserved seats and it was worth it. Luckily the train ran on time sometimes it is late so we all made it back to the hotels before 6:00 which as especially nice. We also visited the Death Museum where you catch the boat so the larger tours didnt do this either. Overall the museum was just ok nothing special but it gave you a good sense of the reality of situation through the real photos you saw of the prisoners conditions. Their conditions were unimaginable. Book this one if you only have a day.
This was a great tour and not a minute of our time was waisted. The bus was comfortable and our guide Peter, simply a great friendly knowledgeable man.You could ask him anything and he had an answer
Lunch was great and the trip on the train memorable. The short boat trip was also enjoyable and the visit to the museum will be remembered.
This is a long day, however for many including me it was worth it. Overall we had a great day, going to the cemetery, the museum and riding the train on the bridge was moving - we were glad we were able to see it and pay respects. You should be aware that the war museum is very small and extremely basic. Also our tour guide was very funny but not very informative. I witnessed other tour guides providing a lot more historical information throughout the tour walking their clients through the museum, on the train etc.. I suggest taking this tour but with a company who has informative tour guides to get the most out of your day.
Although it was a long day with travelling which we knew beforehand it was a very enjoyable outing. Good guide and very informative and treated us as his family. The cemetery was sad and reminded us of the sacrifices made pby so many young people. The bridge, train and boat ride were enjoyable and the food was varied and delicious. Just an outstanding tour and highly recommended. Anyone not enjoying the tour would be hard to please
Really enjoyed this tour. The train ride was fun. Paying the extra for a guaranteed seat was very much worth it! Lovely meal in restaurant at the final destinstion.
Amazing to see and read inscription at the war cemetery , bought home the fact that we should be grateful to all those soldiers who faught for our freedom in the war.
Highly recommend . Very nice guide who was friendly and informative.
Loved the train ride and long boat ride. The bus to Kanachaburri was very comfortable. The lunch was very good. The guide talked too much about things that did not pertain to the River Kwai. He did not notify us when it was time to get off the train and we almost missed our stop because he was in another train car. We did not need to upgrade. Our train ride was comfortable.