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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanchanaburi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Good visit to this area the cemetery and museum well worth the visit. Unfortunately when we went workmen were all over the bridge putting up lights to light up an event due to take place the following...  more »
  • During the day we brought a visit to the bridge, it was also very busy with the work that you perform (complete new walkway to the left and right of the tracks in function of the running race that continues here soon). We were lucky that a train has not announced what the experience even higher. In the evening we approached slowly from a river raft (dinner) the beautifully lit bridge to eventually (with known song) to sail pass and something further to the landing stage to the hotel.
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  • Beautiful ride to travel. Plenty to see to fishermen, temples, Chinese, Jewish, Thai cemeteries. Wonderful to see and impressive. Recommend trip advisor or to use google to look up points of interest along the river. The scooter Zekf done and asn. Beautiful route.
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Where to stay in Kanchanaburi

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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