Learn about the history of the Thai–Burma Railway from both sides of the border in the company of expert local leaders.. Discover the moving stories of the POWs and local slave labourers who perished during the railway’s construction in WWII. Pay your respects at historic cemeteries and memorials, visit the bridge over the River Kwai and ride along the section of the old Death Railway.. Spend a night in the mountain-set town of Kyaiktiyo, and witness Myanmar’s famous Golden Rock as it’s bathed in the light of sunrise.. Catch a ferry to Bilu Island a for a fascinating look into local cottage industries.
Step back through history on this special journey along the Thai-Burma Railway from Yangon to Bangkok. Visit historic cemeteries, be moved by the thousands of names inscribed into local memorials, and ride along a section of the track past the River Kwai. While you’ll learn about the horrors POWs and slave labourers suffered during the railway’s construction, you’ll also hear tales of courage, survival and humanity. But it’s not all about the war; this adventure also takes in beautiful lakes, waterfalls and some of Myanmar’s – if not Asia’s – most striking and important temples.