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Essence of River Kwai
Tour Overview :
The Bridge on the River Khwai page offers a holiday for 3 days visit world famous sights near Bangkok. Take small boat to Damnern Saduak Floating market, trekking and swim at Erawan Waterfall see real life tiger at Tiger temple, enjoy elephant bathing and visit The Death Rail Way and hell fire pass where the violent of during World War II in Thailand became well known.
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Day by Day Itinerary :
Date 1 :
Day 1: Damneon Saduak Floating Market – Kanchanaburi (-/-/-)
Pick up from hotel around 06.30 am then transfer to Ratchaburi for this trip. On the way, enjoy and experience with theCoconut Plantation, see how to make sugar from the coconut that is perhaps the most suitable types of sugar for our Thai recipes. Then drive to Damnernsaduak Floating Market; best place to visit for your family. Here you can take long-tailed speed boats through the many small canals that will lead you to the Floating Market. Here you will be fascinated by boats of various shapes and sizes used by local merchants to ferry their goods. Damnernsaduak is the best known destination in Ratchaburi where the timeless lifestyle of native Thai people can be observed along the canals. You will take a paddle boat to see the market. Taste local food and snacks.
Then drive to Kanchanaburi, enjoy your lunch time at local restaurant on your own.
After lunch time, visit the WW II Cemetery, the bigger of the two, with 6982 POW graves laid out in straight lines amid immaculately kept lawns and flowering shrubs. It was established after the war, on a plot adjacent to the town's Chinese cemetery, as the final resting place for the remains that had been hurriedly interred at dozens of makeshift POW-camp gravesites all the way up the course of the railway line. Many of the identical stone memorial slabs in Don Rak state simply, "A man who died for his country"; others, inscribed with names, dates and regiments, indicate that the overwhelming majority of the dead were less than 25 years old. A commemorative service is held here every year on April 25, Anzac Day. And Visit the famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway' which is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War during the construction works of the railway.
Continue your trip to visit Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua - well known as Tiger Temple. The Tiger Temple is a rescue centre for wild animals and the home of wild tigers, wild pigs, deer, antelopes, water buffalos; apes and a hand full other animals. The tigers are taken out from their cage from in the afternoon and visitors can even touch them. The tigers brought tiger cubs into the world there.
Accommodation: Namsai Resort – Standard room
Date 2 :
Day2: Hell Fire Pass–Erawan Waterfall–Taweechai Elephant Camp (B/-/ D)
8:30 am After breakfast, visit to Hell fire pass memorial where we can see whole mountain were cutting through by 8 pound hammer for the railway line. It unbelievable! How they made it. After that drive to Erawan waterfall one of the most beautiful waterfall in Thailand, We can make trekking to 7th level of waterfall.
Lunch at local restaurant on your own
In the afternoon, drive to Erawan Waterfall; these famous 7-tiered waterfalls are located in the Erawan National Park which is 65 km from Kanchanaburi on Highway 3199. The falls are situated amongst rough jungle and are truly one of the most beautiful falls in Asia.
After that, transfer you to Taweechai Elephant Camp for elephant trekking and bathing at 04.30 pm; the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery, untouched jungle. Elephant bathing is after the trekking. In Thailand, elephants are the most revered of all animals and are still a very active part within Thai society and culture. Then transfer back to your hotel.
Note: Bring your bathing suit or spare clothes for swimming.
Accommodation: Namsai Resort – Standard room
Date 3 :
Day 3: Kanchanaburi – Bangkok (B, -)
After breakfast, transfer you to board the local train for the thrilling ride across wooden viaducts, which offer fantastic scenery along the Kwai River. Then transfer back to Bangkok.