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7:00 am. Leave from
Bangkok to Kanchanaburi located 128 kilometers (80 miles) west of
Bangkok. It is Thailand's third largest province with an area of 19,486
square kilometers. The provincial area is mountainous and has the west
border next to Myanmar.
9:30 am.- 11:00 am. Arrive
the Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum, a 500-meter long and 26-meter deep
section of rock that was dug out by Prisoners of War intended to allow
the 'Death Railway' to continue its route from Bangkok to Rangoon.
Soldiers were forced to remove the rock using no more than picks,
hammers and their bare hands. Of the 1,000 Australian and British
soldiers who took 12 weeks to clear the stretch of mountain, 700 died.
The Hellfire Pass Memorial and Memorial Museum were set up to
commemorate these fallen.
11:30 am. - 12:30 pm. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, Tam Krasae train station
1:00 pm. - 3:00 pm.
Then, take a van to visit the Tiger temple where the real alive Bengal
Tigers are living in the temple compound and some wild animals such as
wild pigs, deer, antelopes, water buffalos, apes and a hand full other
animals can be seen. The tigers are taken out from their cage from in
the afternoon and visitors can even touch them. Have fun by taking
photos with tame tigers and wild beasts.
3:00 pm. - 3:30 pm. Head
to the Bridge over the River Kwai, the Death Railway constructed by
Allied prisoners of war during World War II. Take good shots when the
train riding across the River Kwai.
5:30 pm. Arrive at hotel in Bangkok