This fascinating tour will take you to the rural floating market of Damnoen Saduak to take a realistic glance of how daily life must have been in earlier times on small cannal. You will also have a chance to explore about the history of Bangkok by visiting the bridge over the River Kwai, Jeath Museum and War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi.
Thailand (Ratchaburi + Kanchanaburi)
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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Bridge over the River Kwai
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Meet a driver at your hotel in Hua Hin, then trade city streets for a landscape of salt fields and rice paddies. When you approach Damnoen Saduak Foating Market, among Thailand s most vibrant marketplaces, board a longtail boat so you can go right into the midst of the market s floating vendors. After you have explored the unique markets, which remain one of the top attractions in this region. You will 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. Following your time at the bridge, head to the JEATH War Museum to see displays of pictures and artifacts from the period. After a full day of exploring the landscapes that lie beyond Bangkok city limits, this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Meet your English-speaking guide in the hotel lobby.
We will go to the Floating Market that is situated about 120 k.m North of Hua Hin, on the way we will take a leisurely drive through some rice paddies and salt fields. See how sugar comes to be-out of the palm After arriving at the jetty you can glide through the area in a long tail boat on your way to see the Floating market and see the intricate small canals in the area.
See all the different shapes and sizes of he boats and marvel at the variety of goods being sold. You can take a paddle boat along the market for your optional choice. Now go to see the magic when a wonderful new shape comes out of the wood at the Carving factory.
Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Also known as the Don-Rak War Cemetery, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery commemorates victims of the building of the Burma Railway during World War II. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and contains the graves of Australian, British and Dutch POWs who were forced into labor by the Japanese, who controlled the area at the time of the Burma Railway construction. A nearby privately funded museum, the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, contains interactive displays describing the history of the railway and the prisoners who died building it.
Lunch serve at local restaurant
Visit JEATH War Museum
JEATH War Museum commemorates the suffering of those forced to construct the Death Railway, built in the 1940s by Allied prisoners of war and Asian civilian laborers. JEATH stands for Japan, England, Australia, Thailand, and Holland, the nationalities involved in the task, and the facility itself is designed to imitate the huts where POWs lived. You will learn about the Japanese-run construction of the railway that linked Thailand and Burma, during which over 12,000 POWs died. Exhibits display photos and artifacts dating from World War II.
Visit Bridge Over the River Kwai
Walk across a landmark of 20th-century history at Bridge Over the River Kwai, an impressive structure best known as the setting for a world-famous book and film. Constructed under Japanese authority by Allied POWs and Asian slave-laborers, the bridge is part of the Burma Railway route, and can now be traversed by foot. Bombed extensively by Allied forces during World War II, the bridge has been restored and once again cuts an imposing figure against the surrounding scenery. For anyone with an interest in social and military history--or literature and film, for that matter--the bridge represents an important and fulfilling place to visit.
Then return transfer to Hua Hin and arrive to your hotel hotel around 18.30 hrs.