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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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  • I don't understand why no one writes that the Kwai to drive 500 km one way, 24 studies in bus left a lot of positive emotions from this trip, who loves to ride on a bus, the tour will have you like, anything over natural I there nor saw, slept for two days, that's all impressions
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  • A boat trip on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi is a must if you are. A morning tour also brings you on important memorial sites of Burma-railway line.
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  • Spent a night on a houseboat on the River Kwai. Relaxing of an evening trying to think what it must have been like for all those who perished here. I suppose each person will have different feeling co...  more »