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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  • The bridge itself is very underwhelming. You don’t need to spend more than 30mins there. Hellfire pass and the museum would give you a better appreciation for this part of history. Erawan is also wort...  more »
  • A bit of a trek from the main city of Bangkok but we’ll worth it. We hired a taxi for the day which came in at 3000 bhat..(£60) sterling.. we called on the way to the train markets and the floating ma...  more »
  • In the famous film of the same name, this is a wooden bridge, but in really, those of steel. The middle part is completely vrnield during the war and later reconstructed. A piece of history that everyone must do if you're in the area. Many tourists shops and restaurants nearby.
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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...
  • nice room and location. Well all around. Great for weekend getaway.

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