- Take a ride on the infamous Burma Railway
- Cross over the Bridge on the River Kwai
This full-day tour is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for a while, and also to learn more about a darkly fascinating period in Thailand’s history. You’ll be driven out of the city to nearby Kanchanaburi Province to see the starting-point of the Burma Railway, otherwise known as the ‘Death Railway’ - a vital part of the Japanese war effort which was built by slaves and Allied prisoners of war at the cost of thousands of lives. This Bangkok gift experience includes a train journey on the railway itself, crossing over the famous Bridge on the River Kwai.
There are several other points of interest on this tour beyond the railway itself. You’ll have time to explore the JEATH War Museum, to get a good impression of what life was like in different parts of Asia during World War II, as well as the Allied War Cemetery. On the other side of the river, you’ll visit a couple of fascinating caves, one of which is well-known locally for its Buddha statue, and Wat Tham Khao Noi, a unique Chinese-style temple. Perfect for friends travelling together, or couples wanting to learn a little more about Thai history, this gift experience in Bangkok makes for an enthralling day out.