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Kwai River Cruises

Experience Thailand in a whole new way on a truly unique cruise along the River Kwai. Journey through history with visits to Buddhist temples and ancient monasteries, and learn how WWII affected the country.

The picturesque River Kwai is just a few hours from Bangkok and is rich with magnificent scenery, flora and bird life. The town of Kanchanaburi is famous for its main attraction, the River Kwai Bridge, which was immortalised in the film Bridge on the River Kwai. Kanchanaburi is a centre of pilgrimage for war veterans from all the countries involved in the Death Railway, including Japan, and is home to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. Cruising upstream, the scenery changes dramatically as the jungle closes in and the mountains rise up. Sail past dramatic gorges, deep pools and cascading waterfalls draped with orchids.

Admire spectacular stalactites and stalagmites on visits to hidden caves, discover ancient temples at Mueang Sing Historical Park and see the Death Railway memorial complex at Hell Fire Pass. The ship cruises as far as Daowadung, where expedition vehicles take passengers to the lake above and the surrounding national park area where the predominant ethnic group are the Mons. On each cruise a Mon dance troupe performs in the evening for an authentic Thai experience. The river is a popular rafting and kayaking destination.

River Kwai Cruise Ship

Carrying just 20 passengers, the RV River Kwai cruise ship is the first inland river cruise ship in Thailand and allows easy access to sights that were previously unreachable by any other means of transportation. Its elegant colonial style is based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. With an experienced crew of 10 and a multilingual Cruise Director, the ship provides superb a la carte meals served al fresco on the sun deck and the 10 teakwood cabins all have twin beds, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.

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