WWII Memorials & Elephant Park in Kanchanaburi with Private Driver

Duration : 1 day

Time : 7am - 8pm

Dive into the World War II history of Thailand where it is most scared, and the beautiful nature of Kanchanaburi featuring limestone karst, waterfalls, and evergreen forest. On this trip, you will visit a peaceful WWII cemetery, the metal bridge over River Kwai famous as a part of the death Railway, a cave temple in a cliff next to the Death Railway train track, and elephant park, and a Buddhist temple set in beautiful countryside landscape.

Destinations

1

Attraction


KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETRY

Stay 30 mins

No entrance fee

The vast cemetery, peaceful and beautifully landscaped, is home to 6,982 graves of Dutch, British, and the Commonwealth prisoners of war (POW), the victims of Japanese imprisonment while building the Death Railway whose official name is the Burma Railway. When visiting, remain quiet and stroll around respectfully.

2

Attraction


RIVER KWAI BRIDGE

Stay 45 mins

No entrance fee

Storied in The Bridge on the River Kwai movie (1957), the 323-meter-long metal bridge was built by POW during the WWII and is a part of the Death Railway. There are platforms between the trestles where you can stand for river views or step aside when a train passes through. Around the bridge area is the JEATH War Museum (Museum of Thai military history & WWII), cafes, and souvenir shops.

Must do

  • See a passenger train crossing the bridge at around 10.45.
  • Take photos of a locomotive on display at the beginning of the bridge.
  • Window shop for handicrafts and jewelry at the nearby market
3

Attraction


THAM KRASAE CAVE

Stay 2 hrs 30 mins

No entrance fee

If you have seen a snapshot of a train on a wooden bridge with a limestone cliff to one side and River Kwai winding below on the other, it is taken at this location. From the parking lot, walk through the local market until you come to the railway. Follow the railway for a hundred meters, with the cliff on your left and the river on your right, to arrive at Tham Krasae Cave. The quiet cave temple houses a few Buddha statues, and was once a rest spot for the POW building the Death Railway. If you continue on the train track for another 400 meters, you will arrive at the cozy little picturesque Tham Krasae Bridge Railway Station. Do walk with care on the track as a train may pass through.

Must eat

  • J.R. Tham Krasae Restaurant: The restaurant offers a buffet meal with a great selection of Thai food (200 THB/person). There's a bar and great views of the river.
4

Attraction


SAIYOK ELEPHANT PARK

Stay 2 hrs 30 mins

No entrance fee

This elephant refuge cares for retired, rescued, and mistreated elephants. With ethical elephant practices, the refuge has no elephant riding and shows. You can see the animals roaming in nature and playing in mud.

Must do

  • The 600 THB package (45 mins) includes bathing elephants in a river and feeding them.
  • You can buy food, 100 THB a bucket, and feed the elephants.
5

Attraction


WAT THAM SUEA TEMPLE

Stay 40 mins

No entrance fee

Suea means tiger in Thai. The temple is called such because it is believed to be guarded by tigers. The beautiful temple with Thai and Chinese architecture is set stop a small hill. At the top, you can see a huge golden Buddha statue and a 360 degree view of the rural landscape below. You can opt for climbing 157 steps or taking the funicular railway (10 THB return trip) to reach the top.

Itinerary

7.00 Pick up at your hotel
10.00 Arrive Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
10.20 Leave Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
10.30 Arrive River Kwai Bridge
11.30 Leave River Kwai Bridge
12.30 Visit Tham Krasae Cave and have buffet lunch at Tham Krasae Restaurant
14.00 Leave Krasae Cave
14.15 Arrive at Saiyok Elephant Park
15.15 Leave Saiyok Elephant Park
16.25 Arrive at Wat Tham Suea Temple
17.05 Leave Wat Tham Suea Temple
20.00 Arrive at your hotel

What's included in the price?

Transportation : van or car

Driver (speaks Thai only)

How to book this trip

  1. Choose the type of vehicle you want
  • Van (max 8 passengers)
    3,500 THB
  • Car (max 4 passengers)
    4,500 THB
  1. Choose available adds-on
  • English speaking tour guide

    Our driver speaks Thai only, if you want a smoother trip. you can hire a tour guide

  • Self-guide booked

    Our e-booklet will provide all you need to know about each destination on this trip. What to do, see, eat, and prices. We have done a complete research for you! (coming soon)

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