Floating Market & River Kwai
The floating market in Bangkok became world famous after it was used in a legendary James Bond scene. It was here Roger Moore milled around in a longtail boat in pursuit of villains. Today it is a major tourist attraction in the Bangkok area despite the fact that the market is actually located in Samut Songkhram, an hour’s drive southwest of the city.
Another major tourist attraction, which is offered along with the Floating Market, is the bridge on the River Kwai located near the town of Kanchanaburi. The Bridge on the River Kwai is the main reason for the area’s popularity. It is of course the story of the construction of the Death Railway and the Bridge on the River Kwai that makes the city interesting. In 1942-43, when the Japanese occupied Thailand, they wanted a railway from Bangkok to Rangoon in Burma. To do the hard work they used Allied prisoners of war, mostly from England, but also from Australia. In addition, 250,000 Asian slave laborers were imported. Japanese engineers had calculated that it would take five years to build the 415 km long railway; the POWs were given 16 months.
You will be picked up from your hotel at approx. 07:00 and then embark on a 2 hours drive up to the Floating Market. Later, a longtail boat will take you the last stretch up to the lively and famous Floating Market, and you can enjoy the beautiful sailing on canals through the village’s fruit and vegetable plantations.
After a visit to the Floating Market, we continue our journey to Kanchanaburi where we will visit the world famous “Bridge on the River Kwai”.
Take a short train ride along the “Death Railway” and visit “JEATH” World War II Museum and the well-kept prisoner of war cemetery containing 7,000 graves.
After an exciting and eventful day we embark on the journey back towards Hua Hin, expecting to be back at the hotel in Hua Hin / Cha Am at approx. 18:30
Price per person 2400 THB / 1600 THB Child
Minimum 4 persons
***All taxes and fees are included ***
Whats Not Included:
Up to 7 Years old