Bridge Over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

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Walk across a landmark of 20th-century history at Bridge Over the River Kwai, an impressive structure best known as the setting for a world-famous book and film. Constructed under Japanese authority by Allied POWs and Asian slave-laborers, the bridge is part of the Burma Railway route, and can now be traversed by foot. Bombed extensively by Allied forces during World War II, the bridge has been restored and once again cuts an imposing figure against the surrounding scenery. For anyone with an interest in social and military history--or literature and film, for that matter--the bridge represents an important and fulfilling place to visit. See Bridge Over the River Kwai and all Kanchanaburi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanchanaburi trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • Bridge over the River Kwai It is part of a strategic railway line built during World War II by labor sweat. including the lives of tens of thousands of allied prisoners of war. In order to obtain.....  more »
  • For going on this trip First of all, it must be said that It is an outing in several months. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the bridge over the River Kwai It is another tourist attraction that.....  more »
  • I have traveled to the bridge over the River Kwai. Kanchanaburi It is a very beautiful place to visit. The weather is cool, clean, and there are beautiful places to take pictures. I go with my family....  more »
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  • Amazing and historical place one should have been. During the daytime ofcourse very crowded. Many tourists and specially tourists groups are attractive to this place. But on some days one can also find groups of local students in here. Toilets are nearby, many shops and a marketplace. If you are lucky you can also see a train going across the bridge because tours to WW2 places around start also at the bridge. Nice shots are possible from the bridge as well, you can walk back and forth. All in all a nice place for some hours. 👍✨✨✨🚂😎 🌉
  • A sobering but fascinating visit, especially if you are familiar with the movie "Bridge on the River Kwai". The story of the wartime atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese forces on the allied prisoners of war is well documented. However it is sadly under reported and understood fact that over 100,000 forced workers from the local population also died in the construction of the railroad. A visit to the bridge and also the nearby Commonwealth War Graves Commission graveyard is highly recommended. Thai locals do not really understand the interest in past bad events, however if we don't remember and understand the evil in our past, how can we avoid them happening again in the future?
  • A serene and quiet place with lots of local shops and restaurants around with immense military history value. Those who have seen the Hollywood movie ‘Bridge on River Kwai’ will be able to associate much better. The bridge is presently not being used by the railways and is open only for tourism purposes.
  • The river on the bridge Kwai is full of history and adventure. It depicts the bloody past of death railway - Thailand Burma rail. It is still a working bridge and trains come to and fro at regular intervals. It has these observing decks on both sides and where you have to go when train comes. We were able to experience trains coming and it is thrilling to see the train pass from sides. Most passengers on the train are friendly and they wave to people standing on sides. The market on 2 sides of the river near this bridge are good for quick bites and some window shopping as well. Coconut ice-cream is very famous around here which is served in coconut shell too
  • I loved the kanchanaburi district and city. Kwai river is beautiful and there are loads of cafes & restaurants around the river. There is nothing much to see apart from the bridge on the river and couple of river based action. It's basically for a tourists on guided tour. you do have night market here, where you can find loads of local stuff

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