Tour 1: (Half Day)
PERSONAL PILGRIMAGE TOURS OF THE THAILAND-BURMA RAILWAY
TOUR 1: (HALF DAY)
DETAILED AND COMPREHENSIVE GUIDED TOUR OF THE THAILAND-BURMA RAILWAY CENTRE IN KANCHANABURI.
This privately owned museum opened in 2003 resulting from over 11 years of research by it's creator, (Australian) Rod Beattie. The 2 story air conditioned building adjacent to the War Cemetery is home to the true and incredible story of the Railway from it's inception, through construction completion and operation, to it's cessation after the end of WWII.
Be captivated as the full story unfolds, revealing all the facts and statistics of this amazing engineering feat, including many relics recovered from along the line and POW camp sites, and full details of the tragic human cost.
An educational and moving experience is assured.
VISIT TO THE KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY
A beautifully kept cemetery and memorial to some 7000 Allied Prisoners who perished along the line and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. A fitting tribute following the visit to the museum.
AFTERNOON TEA AT TBRC CAFE
VISIT THE CHUNG KAI CEMETERY AND FORMER HOSPITAL CAMP SITE
This tranquil cemetery is a short drive from the township of Kanchanaburi and is the original resting place of those who died at the adjacent hospital camp at this site, after being sent there from work camps along the line.