Floating Market and River Kwai (VG-31)
08:15 We will take you to the Floating Market at Damnernsaduak which is situated about 110 km. West of Bangkok, the journey commences with a leisurely drive by rice paddies and salt fields. 09:30 Now go to have sweet time when you see one of the local Palm sugar factories - how it begins and how it ends, you can taste the sugar and use the oil to sooth your skin and learn much more.
09:40 We will now proceed to the jetty where we board our famous Long tail boats, and slide over the various small canals on our way to the Floating Market where you can enjoy the variety of merchandise for sale as well as the amazingly different boats in all shapes and sizes.
10:30 See magical shapes come alive out of the wood at the wood carving factory next on our visiting list.
12:30 Have a good relaxing lunch.
13:30 On a more serious not we will now go to visit the War Cemetery, where 6.982 prisoners of war lay buried after they perished while constructing the death railway.
13:45 Onwards to the Death War Museum, in the thatched detention hut with cramped elevated Bamboo bunks contains photographic, pictorial and physical memorabilia from the second World War.
14:20 Walk over the internationally famous Bridge over the river Kwai the black iron bridge was brought from Java by the Japanese army and reassembled under Japanese supervision by the allied prisoners of war labor as part of the railway linking Thailand to Myanmar.
17:30 Depart for Bangkok