Damneon Saduak Floating Market - Kanchanaburi Bridge over river Kwai Death Railway
Destination : Thailand (Bangkok)
Start City : Bangkok
Tour Type : Private
Duration : Full Day(07.30-18.00)
Trip Description : Visit the Cemetery of the Allied prisoners of World War 2, the world renowned bridge over the river Kwai, Proceed to visit the Tiger Temple, to see how the Monk looks after all tigers. You have very close all tigers see Tiger's life, real nature of tiger and how smart of them. To do start at 7:00 A.M. 15 Minutes boat ride along River Kwai. Lunch Included.
06:30 Meet your private English-speaking guide in the hotel's lobby.Depart for Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, situated 110 Km. west of Bangkok. Your journey commences with a leisurely drive through rice paddies and salt fields.
08:30 En route we visit farmhouse along the way and watch locals produce sugar from coconut.The tour continues with a 30 minutes speedboat trip along fruit plantation to see Thai houses and the traditional way of life.
09:30 Arrive Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Here you will be fascinated by boats of various shapes and sizes used by local merchants to ferry their goods.Your are able to hire small boat board along the market for shopping local products. [For join in group tour paddle boat is not included]
11:00 Depart floating market to visit the wood carving factory.
11:30 Depart for 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 mountaineous and has the west border next to Myanmar.
12:30 Enjoy Thai spicy food and great view of the bridge on floating restaurant.
13:30 Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery It contains the remains of 6,982 war prisoners (mostly the British, Dutch, Australian and American) who lost their lives during the construction of the Bridge over the River Kwai and the railway to Burma (the Death Railway). Continue to JEATH War Museum, a realistic depiction of prisoner of war living quarters, with photographic, pictorial and physical memorabilia dating from World War II. Scenic boat ride along the Maeklong River to the World famous Bridge over the River Kwai .
14:30 Visit world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied prisoners of war. Take leisurely walks around town and pictures on the world-renowned Death Railway.
15:30 Leave form Kanchanaburi pass green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to bangkok.
17:00 At the end of tour will be visit the local product store. Then tranfer to your hotel.
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Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
All admission fees as mentioned in the program
Transfer from / to hotel
Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
All Optional Tour
Other services not mentioned in the program
Child Policy :
For children less than 2 years will be "Free" of charge
For children 3-11 years old we charge 70% of adult price
For children over 12 years old we charge normal price
Rates are inclusive of 10% service charge and applicable 7%government tax.
All above rates are nett and quoted in Thai Baht per person.
Show Schedule is subject to change without prior announcement
Transportation Policy : Time Start : 07.00
Exact pick up and drop off time will be confirmed via fax to your hotel.
Dropping time can not confirmable. It depends on situation and traffic.
You can make full payment(cash) directly at our guide upon meeting at the hotel.
To tiger temple do not were bright shirt
Q & A
Q: How many tigers are at the temple?
A: There are 24 tigers at the temple. Seven were orphans rescued from the wild and seven have been breed and born here at the temple. (information as of June 2007)
Q: How did the temple come to have tigers?
A: Local people intercepted cubs, whose mothers were killed from poachers brought them to the temple. The Abbot took them in when no-one else would and cares for them as his sons and daughters.
Q: What kind of tigers are these?
A: They are Indo-Chinese tigers and they are native to Thailand , Laos , Burma , Cambodia , Vietnam Malaysia and Southeast China .
Q: How is it that they are so calm?
A: They have been hand-reared with compassion by the monks and have had interaction since they were young cubs. So they have imprinted on humans and have accepted us part of their lives. They are also use to people coming to the temple and having photos with as it is a daily routine.
Q: Are the tigers sedated or drugged in anyway?
A: No, they are not drugged. Tigers are nocturnal animals, so they sleep during the heat of the day. The tiger’s eyes are better adapted to lower light levels than their prey species, so they can surprise their prey with greater ability in darkness. This means they are more active and hunt at night. Adult tigers are naturally lazier, whereas the cubs are more active and will play if it is not too hot. A wild animal that has been sedated is more dangerous because they become disorientated with their surroundings and everything around them becomes a threat. This brings out their wild instincts and they are more likely to attack.
Q: Has anyone ever been attacked by the tigers?
A: No. No-one has ever been attacked by the tigers. The monks and Tiger Temple staff have very good control over the tigers and can read their behaviour extremely well. The tiger handlers get the occasional scratch while playing with the cubs but nothing serious has ever happen at the temple.
Q: So they don’t ever get angry or aggressive?
A: Like any animal, including humans, they have their moments when they do not want to do something and have a growl. But this is just a warning that they are not happy with the situation and when you stop they are happy to get a pat. There has been no real aggression against anyone.
Q: What do the tigers eat?
A: Whole chicken, beef and dried cat food. The meat is cooked due to the Asian bird flu and so the tigers do not get the taste of blood and associate blood with food. The dried cat food replaces the nutrients lost from the meat during the cooking process.
Q: Will they ever be released back into the wild?
A: No. Not this generation because they cannot hunt and feed themselves. Also they are too familiar with humans. The tiger in the wild is very secretive and fearful but these have no fear of humans. The next generation will be released back to the wild, onto a reserve. They will have little human contact. They will be trained to hunt and feed themselves on the ‘ Tiger Island ’, currently under construction and then released back into the wild.