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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  • I think it very rarely does the opportunity to walk on the bridge of the railway. Moreover, the view from this bridge is very good, back to picture the landscape. Recommend.!
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  • This was booked thru Tour East and I clicked the wrong one, so we missed the Floating Markets, which was high on our list! If you're going to spend a the day nearby, do it all! However, our tour guide...  more »
  • Touristy. Beautiful scenery. Nice photo opportunity. Vendors in the area. There was a vendor on the corner selling excellent coconut ice cream.  more »
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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
  • Nice location by the river. Great view in the morning at breakfast. The receptionist is a bit grumpy and the pool area has seen better days.
  • 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
  • Very good quality for the price! Stayed for 2 nights. Good breakfast with very good coffee (quite rare in Thailand) The resort was well located, close to the bridge.
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