Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
You will then board your coach for the journey west to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai and it's infamous bridge. The building of the bridge in 1943 was part of a wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Over 100,000 conscripted laborers and 12,000 prisoners of war died during the whole project.
Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant before visiting the bridge after visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period. Combining the two attractions unfortunately means there is not enough time to take a train ride, before your journey back to Bangkok and your hotel.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
- Local guide
- Boat trip to the Floating Markets
- Boat ride in the markets (optional extra, payable direct)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
This was a good overview of he floating markets and bridge. Could have been a little more history and point out things along the long journey to get there.
We had a great day on our tour. The whole day was well paced. My only advice to future travellers is do not buy at the floating markets. It's horribly overpriced. Everything I bought there was a fraction of the price at other markets I visited. Overall though, a day well spent.
Everything was well organised, we enjoyed the trip, we would definitely recommend that trip.
This tour promised a lot and failed to deliver. 2 extra stops to “orchid farm” and “elephant farm” were terrible and unwanted. Gift shops and abused animals. Disgusting. Market was just more gift stalls. All the same. Not a real market at all. Guide really pushy about extras such as boat rides.
The floating markets were awesome. Our tour guide Nikko was beyond great. Very knowledgeable, informative and kind. He took his time to explain the history of the land and to show us certain key things. I wish we had more time at the floating markets and that it wsnt so crowded, but besides that, it was great. I would definitely recommend it along with Nikko as the tour guide!