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bridge over river kwai day trip

canary islands spain
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bridge over river kwai day trip

has anyone done this trip from hua hin, is it worth the long journey. any recommendations on best places to book?? we are staying in the Centara in october.

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1. Re: bridge over river kwai day trip

We rented a car and stopped in a bungalow hotel complex for two nights, allowing us a lot more time to look round the museums and the cemetery in the town of Kanchanaburi where the bridge is. If not staying overnight you can get a taxi or minivan as a day trip.

We spoke to many people who said doing it as a day trip was very tiring and you do not have time to do the area justice.

If you do wish to do it as a day trip, you will see many bill boards outside the Centara and in many other places with taxi drivers advertising the trip.

Do not ask the staff at the Centara to organise for you because it will cost a lot more.

One way of doing it is if you are staying in Bangkok for a length of time is to do it from there by car or even train because it is a lot closer to Bangkok than Hua Hin.

Edited: 20 July 2018, 15:19
Harbin, China
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2. Re: bridge over river kwai day trip

Hi,

It's a long day trip, best to spend at least one night in Kanchanaburi which can be reached by minivan (3.5 hours) or by a combination of train and bus (about 5 hours)

Singapore
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3. Re: bridge over river kwai day trip

I agree it is a long trip for the day , at least overnight

canary islands spain
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4. Re: bridge over river kwai day trip

thank you for the replys looks like an overnight stay is the way forward.

Derby, United...
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5. Re: bridge over river kwai day trip

We did it last year with western tours , which the centara use at the same price , it is fine to do in 1 day , its better to use a tour company as you get an english speaking guide , if you hire a private driver his english may not be so good , and you may mis things ,with western tours the guide sorted everything ,train tickets , lunch, I belive it to be around 2200 baht each, and to be honest the length of the trip and everything we got on the day we believed it to be good value, they have a website , should you want to view

canary islands spain
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6. Re: bridge over river kwai day trip

thank you so much for your information, i will have a look at western tours.

Derby, United...
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7. Re: bridge over river kwai day trip

We are at the centara now ,you will enjoy it ,its fab very cental to everything

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