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Bridge Over the River Kwai

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Address: Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Allied prisoners of war during World War II were forced to build the...

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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We walked on it and it was really awesome . The view to the river is great. Also a small market nearby

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located moth of the main town, it is easy to get to (10baht in the bus, a 2km walk or a taxi of various types). This is a free attraction, so do not pay. If you visit the museum before there is no need to see this as part of an organised tour as you will have already seen much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked on it and it was really awesome . The view to the river is great. Also a small market nearby

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In planning my last visit to Bangkok I decided to visit Kanchanaburi & the Bridge on the River Kwai. This was a trip I have been meaning to do for many years. Prior to visiting Bangkok I researched all the various ways of visiting the area, and I chose to travel catching the train from from Thonburi station. This involved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful bridge with beautiful view over the River Kwai. A huge number of stalls there selling clothing, jewelry, snacks and souvenirs for you to pick up a few items before the train ride Definitely worth taking the train ride too. It was long (1.5hr) and crammed, but the view of the river and country side was a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not to be missed if interested in 2nd WW or history. Meal on floating restaurant that goes under bridge a different experience and food genuine ethnic Thai fare. Train trip on first class train an experience full air conditioned ( windows all open and plus ceiling fans). Both museums and a stroll in the cemetery completes the picture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When you're there just visit it. It's not worth to take the trip to Kanchanaburi just for the bridge. We also visited the cemetery and museum about the railroad. Those three things made it a good experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about our visit here was the sunset. It was beautiful over the river. The worst thing was the child exploitation-- very young girls banging away on guitars for money.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool to see if your there. Fun to ride the train. It took us to this cool cave and we walked along the death railway part of the tracks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a historic destination. Well preserved. We walked over it. It was a one of a kind sensation. It is not that far from Bangkok.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jan 30 The "River Kwai bridge" in the 1957 award-winning movie starring William Holden and Sir Alec Guinness was actually filmed in Sri Lanka. Nina of Absolute Bangkok Tours is an encyclopedia of trivia like this. This iron bridge with old ties and corroded cleats reminds me of the Yalu Bridge in Dandong, China, that once crossed over to North... More 

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