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River Kwai Tour, 2 days
River Kwai Tour, 2 days

, Kanchanaburi, 


One of Thailandís most well known sites is the River Kwai. It gained world wide fame as a bloodstained battle ground and of course through the movie as well. The length of the tour gives us the possibility to emphasis on other things besides the historic value of this impressive region.

With its untouched landscape, such as impressive waterfalls ancient pagodas and various temples. A boat trip through klong settlements and klong farm houses will take us to Thailandís biggest floating market in Damnoen Saduak, where we have a look at the colorful scenery. In Kanchanaburi we will be Second World War witnesses for a moment at the jeath War Museum.

After lunch ( Thai and western food) we will view the railway at Hellfire Pass where so many POWís were killed after arrival.

In Saj Yok National Park we will have the opportunity to cross a suspension bridge and have a walk through the numerous plantation with lots of different kinds of fruits.

Then a houseboat will take us to the waterfalls just where they float in the river. After a refreshing bath under this natural shower we spend the evening chatting together. We stay overnight on a traditional houseboat on the river.

A simple clean room will be at our disposal like the good old days. The paraffin lights will provide a romantic atmosphere.

Next morning we start with an attractive boat trip along the thick jungle forest surrounding the river banks, our boat takes us directly into untouched landscape. From the Narn Tok railway station the train will take us back to Kanchanaburi crossing the railway arch at Hellfire Pass. Just before we cross the famous bridge over the River Kwai famous not least thanks to Pierre Boillons movie.

A short visit at a well maintained POW cemetery will give us a last impression before we travel back to our hotel.

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last update 22.06.2010