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Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Day Trip from Bangkok

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Day Trip from Bangkok

Your journey commences with a leisurely drive from Bangkok, passing through salt fields and rice paddies before embarking aboard your long tail speed-boat on your journey to the Damnern Saduak floating markets. The floating markets are a fascinating experience, a complete contrast to how we shop for food in the west, and are made up of Thai style canoes laden with colorful and succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats - gently plying their way through the canal, selling as they go. It is one of most popular Thai sightseeing experiences and not to be missed. If you want to take a closer look your local Thai guide will help you organize a local boat ride through the markets (optional extra). After you’ve explored the unique markets—which remain one of the top attractions in this region—you’ll return to your air-conditioned coach and head towards Kanchanaburi, where the River Kwai is located. The river’s famous bridge was built in 1943 as part of a wartime project intended to connect Thai and Burmese railways lines to support Japanese occupation of Burma. More than 100,000 laborers and 12,000 prisoners of war died during the bridge’s construction. Enjoy a local lunch at a popular restaurant before making your way to the bridge for a closer look. You’ll make a stop at the Thailand-Burma War Museum near the War Grave Cemetery. After touring the museum head back to your coach for the comfortable return trip to your Bangkok hotel.

Price: US$85/pax

Transport by private vehicle
River cruise to the floating market
Hotel pickup and drop off
Local guide
Entrance fees

Gratuities (optional)

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