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Bridge Over the River Kwai: Tours & Tickets

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Allied prisoners of war during World War II were forced to build the 258-mile Death Railway by Japanese forces. About a hundred thousand conscripted Asian labourers and 16,000 prisoners of war died on the whole project.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Japanese army wanted to connect directly to Burma through Thailand during World War2 to reach their final destination- British ruled India. The Indian leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was also backing them to free India from Britishers. For connecting the two lands the army...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kuroorvinod
Reviewed 3 days ago

Started off with a nice river trip, followed with a visit to the bridge, nice to see the actual bridge. Had a trip around the museum and a visit to the cemetery. The guide was exceptional throughout the trip. Money well spent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikenat2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy train ride thru the country, to the River Kwai. We walked across the bridge and felt sad for the Australian men forced to built the bridge. We had lunch on a pontoon restaurant, overlooking the Bridge.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank victabug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge itself isn't very special. But if you know the story of the pow behind it or will make more sense why this is a popular tourist spot.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank haplo89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited here many times over the years and we've enjoyed it very time. This is a perfect place for friends and 1st time visitors/guests. We love walking across the bridge over the water and taking our time and enjoying the sites. What I would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jazsacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this bridge last month. It's amazing! You can see the train pass you as slowly and greeting to the passenger on the train too. The river is so cool. And there have a free car park near the bridge and have a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NeungTip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As mentioned in both my first and second postings about our trip to Kanchanaburi, the reason for our intended visit, was to visit the Bridge Over the River Kwai. I remember when I was young and watched the Black and White Movie Version of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a day trip with one of the travel guides on Khaosan Road for 550 Bhat. I was picked up at 7am to go to floating market at Damnoen Saduak (1 hour from Bangkok), we then had lunch and then drove one more hour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 687nadine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the main thing to do when you visit Kanchanaburi. The famous film ‘Bridge over river Kwai’ is based on the story of this bridge and the Japanese occupation of this area during Second World War

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Akhilesh09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on this trip you can also learn a lot about the history of WWII. Take a walk through the museum, a boat ride up the river, or just walk around the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Esther S
24 June 2019|
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Response from Ek3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Esther I can’t help I’m afraid as I took a small tour. It was fantastic though as it included the Jeath War Museum, a train ride and a boat trip on the Mekong. You see a lot of the country this way. I’m sure you could... More
27 February 2019|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
The train was fairly empty when we traveled in early January. There are a couple of travel times, we missed our original mid-afternoon schedule due to traffic so took the last one for the day. No problem exchanging the... More
5 November 2018|
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Response from Robin C | Reviewed this property |
You can get a train from Hatyai to Bangkok. Second class sleeper is OK, but take some snacks for the journey. You can get a train from Thonburi ( other side of the river from the rest of Bangkok and these trains go to... More