River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

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Enjoy a feature of the landscape as famous for its history as for its natural form at River Kwai. Known for its bridge and the book and movie detailing its construction by Allied POWs under the command of the Japanese military, the river itself deserves to be explored. Take a boat tour to learn its history, and admire its breadth and significance in the natural and social histories of the region. Educational and commercial developments center around the bridge, so consider taking a trip along the water to a quieter section to enjoy the plant and animal life of the riverbanks. To visit River Kwai on your trip to Kanchanaburi, use our Kanchanaburi itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    If you want to take a few nice photos go that way. It worth visiting. in some places it is not that breath taking but in general I liked it.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Besides the river, bridge and history, it is worth taking a good tour on the old train to diecover the landscapes.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    In no small part because of the movie (Bridge on the River Kwai), this place is a major tourist attraction, and it is heaving. Don't let this put you off however. The bridge is full accessible, you ca...  more »

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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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