We will take a long ride west of Bangkok. It takes more than 3 hours to reach the furthest point of the tour, Hellfire Pass, but the long drive is worth it. This is the most impressive war memorial in Kanchanaburi province. The railway cutting, famed for its cost in life, is part of the ‘Death Railway’ that was constructed during World War II by war prisoners. The memorial is well maintained and the museum is very informative. A walk through the pass reminds us of the harsh and cruel conditions the prisoners of war had gone through. Optional we can do the long walk of 2.5km at the Hellfire Pass where we follow a part of the old railway track. It is said that for every railway sleeper, one life was lost.
We stop for lunch at a nice riverside resort.
Later on, we go to see the Buddha inside Krasae cave which was used as a camp site for war prisoners and then we take a short walk on the wooden railway bridge to catch a view of the river and the mountain. Then, we visit Kanchanaburi’s most popular attraction: the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. We take a speed boat ride to experience the thrills and the views of both the bridge and the Kwai river.
The trip’s final stop is Don Rak War Cemetery which contains the remains of 6,982 allied war prisoners who perished during the construction of the ‘Death Railway’.
This private tour from Bangkok is organised exclusively for you, no others will join.