International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Location: Thailand

The city of Kanchanaburi, the capital of the largest province in western Thailand, is only a 2.5 hour drive outside of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok . Domestically, Kanchanaburi is well known as both a quiet backpacker stopover and one of the Thailand's most beautiful nature reserves. Internationally, Kanchanaburi is the site of the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a significant World War II historical mark, and its infamous Death Railway built under the oppressive rule of the Japanese military as shown in the film the "Railway Man".

As part of this overnight excursion, students will have the chance to trek through Erawan National Park, visit an elephant camp, experience a floating Thai market, but also explore the Tham Krasae, a cave temple that was used by Japanese engineers during the construction of the death railway, as well as ride a Thai 3rd class railcar along the Death Rail and transport back in time to the days when the Japanese occupied Thailand.

Available in the following sessions