Bridge Over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

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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  • My 3rd visit here! Still a marvellous walk and an amazing structure with lots of history! Love the local markets and restaurants!  more »
  • Now the bridge is there and as long as to be at Kanchanaburi c is good to see, but nothing... To do if we're on-site
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  • It is recommended that this was participation in the tour, but will prepare "bridge on the River Kwai" and World War II. I think along with the history of the past take a look at the place you can enjoy the views without any knowledge, and also become a different landscape. Was crowded with tourists, and that may be difficult, but worth a look would be.
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  • Like what everyone has mentioned.. It's within walking distance to the bridge. A good place to be in. It also has a great food stall in front of it. The resort was very neat, we booked a room and i wished i had gone for the cottage because it looks fun otherwise the hotel room wasn't bad. The only concern i had was the shower drainage was clogged. Staff are friendly and helpful. When we needed a song thaew they gladly arranged one for us.
  • A memorial place.For people who feel intrigued by the war. Nice small place. good local food available . walking up and down the bridge is nostalgic. Hotels are good and the staff is sweet and helpful
  • Great location. Walking distance to The River Kwai Bridge Station for tourist attraction. The staff are friendly and helpful. But, make sure u have mosquito repellent as there many mosquito here
  • Dated rooms, hard mattresses, dangerous electrical wiring and very non-service-minded staff in the reception. We had to choose a smaller but better looking room, mind you, not any "classier" just better looking. This was however OUR suggestion, not theirs, they seemed like they couldn't care less if we where very dissatisfied or somewhat satisfied...
  • Good value for the price. Don't expect much from the bridge view though. You can see only part of the bridge kind of far away. It's just that I like hotels with room specifically for group of 3 with good price and good room.

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Where to stay in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi town center offers plenty of comfortable hotels, with pricier ones located right on the banks of the River Kwai. Move away from the river to take advantage of a drastic drop in prices for rooms offering much the same level of comfort and facilities provided by the city's riverside alternatives. Explore the rural areas for budget hotels, quirky rental apartments, and guesthouses making use of their scenic surroundings.
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