The Bridge over the River Kwai is a must do. The rail journey is well worth doing. Also recommend the museums that gives you an insight to the great sacrifice that took place to build this railway.
Hi, Would agree with other respondents. You won't be able to do all you suggest in 1 day. There is accommodation in Kanchanaburi which is a nice little town should you wish to visit all sites with comfort. This will also... More
Hi, Would agree with other respondents. You won't be able to do all you suggest in 1 day. There is accommodation in Kanchanaburi which is a nice little town should you wish to visit all sites with comfort. This will also enable you to travel to Hellfire Pass by Train or taxi. If you only have 1 day then road transport is the quickest return trip. I personally went for 1 day and took the train from Thonburi Station which is an early start, (train 257 departs around 7.45am) arrives at Kwai Bridge at 10.35am, Well worth the experience. I wanted control of my time schedule and planned it around the timetables in the following link. As links cannot be shown type in your browser The Real Bridge on the River Kwai Tour and look for "seat61" link which is useful for fares,places to visit, timetables.etc. If you only have 1 day still go you wont regret it. There's a lovely riverside restaurant accessible on the right before you cross the Bridge. They do an incredible Buffet with seating looking across the river and upwards to the Bridge. Museums are a must. I caught rain back from Kanchanaburi (train 259 departs 16.36) as I took a tuc tuc taxi from the Bridge to Kanchanaburi where Museum and graveyards are located (there is also a museum located at Kwai). If you do take train then when you return to BKK Thonburi Station don't take taxis next to station they will rip you off. Walk up to the main street through the market (will be closed) and hail a metered taxi on the road. Also note if you do go by train you can only buy your tickets within 1 hour before departure. Lots of vendors on the train selling water/soft drinks,Thai food. and toilets on train. See photos on link for train. No aircon but with windows open and fans in carriages its very comfortable and the scenery as you travel is fab. I travelled late January 2017.