After breakfast transfer to Kanchanburi.
Arrive at Kanchanburi and get ready for Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this day tour to the Kanchanaburi province. The province itself is an agricultural area. Sugarcane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations are all part of the landscape, which in many areas is quite stunning.
The famous bridge and the beginning of the “Death Railway” which lies some 2 kilometers outside town are a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced labourers who lost their lives in the Second World War.
Kanchanaburi, in Myanmar border, is home to the famous Bridge River Kwai. During WW II, Japan constructed the meter‐ gauge railway line from Ban Pong, Thailand to Thanbyuzayat, Burma. The line passing through the scenic Three Pagodas Pass runs for 250 miles. This is now known as the Death Railway.
The railway line was meant to transport cargo daily to India, to back up their planned attack on India. The construction was done using POWs and Asian slave laborers in unfavourable conditions. The work started in October 1942 was completed in a year. Due to the diﬃcult terrain, thousands of laborers lost their lives. It is believed that one life was lost for each sleeper laid in the track.
A visit will be made to one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries (often an emotional experience) before vising the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and printings from this period. An exhilarating long tailed speed boat ride will then take you down river to the famous bridge itself where you have ample me to explore at your own leisure. A ride on a local train is also included.
Stay overnight at the accommodation. (Meals – Breakfast)