Did you know that Thailand holds a piece of tragic World War II history that most people don't know? Come with us to Kanchanaburi for a day, and we'll uncover the stories of the Allied Prisoners of War (POW) who lost their lives building the infamous "Burma Railway" (Also known as Death Railway)! *So this is how your day will pan out!* 1.) You'll be picked up from your hotel and our first stop is the JEATH War Museum. Here, you'll see wartime relics of the allied POWs 2.) You'll then ride the train along the Burma Railway to Tham Krasae Cave. 3.) Along the way, you'll also cross the bridge over the River Kwai. Here, you'll get to see the scenic landscape. 4.) Afterwards, you'll have some lunch, Thai style! 5.) After lunch, you'll visit Thailand-Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum about the Burma Railway. 6.) For the final place, we'll take you to Kanchanaburi War Cemetary. This is the resting place of the 6,892 POWs lost their lives during the war. So if you're into history and want to know something new about Thailand, this trip will open your eyes to a significant piece of history that will never be forgotten!
Sa-Was-Dee-Krub (Hello! in Thai). I’m Taro, a co-founder of TakeMeTour. My goal is to host travelers from around the world with the best authentic experience in Thailand like no one else (yes, believe me!). I am an expert of Kanchanaburi and the Burma Railway, one of Thailand's most significant landmarks that had involvement with WWII. I have been taking travelers from all around the world to visit this beautiful area. I literary know every corner of this place by heart. With my experience being a Local Expert for many years, I am ready to give you the best local experience full of historical knowledge and anecdotes!
Private car, public train in Kanchanaburi
We'll be at Kanchanaburi, around 3.5 hours' drive from Bangkok. There, we'll visit JEATH War Museum, where you'll see wartime relics from the past. You'll also visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum detailing the history of the Burma Railway. For the last place, you'll visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, the resting place of the prisoners of war who lost their lives building the Burma Railway.
Burma Railway Historical Train Ride