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. Work out when and for how long to visit Bridge Over the River Kwai and other Kanchanaburi attractions using our handy Kanchanaburi travel itinerary planner.
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  • Worth a visit to walk across the bridge, especially when the train is crossing the bridge. There is a lovely temple on the other side.  more »
  • We had a 30 minute First class train ride from Thakilen to Wang Po on an old Diesel train on the Burmese railway. What a fabulous experience! First class certainly wasn't like anything I'd experienced...  more »
  • Ended up here after train journey from Nam Tok. Sounds a bit daft but better than I thought it would be. We walked back and forth over the track with the kids who LOVED the fact they could walk on a t...  more »
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  • This is a historical place you should not miss when you are in Bangkok. Day trip is perfectly fine if you are tight in schedule. Leave early morning from Bangkok and you will be back by around 4:30pm. However, train only have 2 schedules daily (2 to & from BKK) and they sell only provide 3rd class ticket only costing 100 BHT - do prepare a towel to wipe the seat and a face mask if you are allergic to dust while in train. Train journey is approx. 2 hours.
  • You will be amazed by the history of this place. The dreaded place during WW2 has been developed as great natural scenic place.
  • A historical place thera are goood hotels aorund
  • Part of ww2 history. And if you are in the wider area a good look around is highly recommended. Good insights into what happened last Century here. Nice displays. And best of all it's still a working railway with a daily commuter schedule. Cost to or from Bangkok just 100 Baht
  • Historic bridge very nice to stroll over - try to time so get to see a train pass as well