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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. 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 museum was incredible, we spent 2 hours reading and appreciating the story of the horrendous conditions the prisoners were left in . The cafe was nice and food good . We were not sure how the... 
    The museum was incredible, we spent 2 hours reading and appreciating the story of the horrendous conditions the prisoners were left in . The cafe was nice and food good . We were not sure how the...  more »
  • This was one of the highlights of the tour I was on through Thailand. What an amazing achievement by so many to build a bridge and railway like this under such abhorrent conditions. This whole area... 
    This was one of the highlights of the tour I was on through Thailand. What an amazing achievement by so many to build a bridge and railway like this under such abhorrent conditions. This whole area...  more »
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  • A compulsory stop in this area, along with Hellfire Pass and Erawan Falls. For clear photos on the bridge (tourist-free), there is a lull between those out at first light and the second wave a while later. Cool to be on the bridge when a train passes: there are obvious places to step aside. I recommend staying at the River Kwai View Hotel: located right next to the bridge and they serve a very full breakfast. Really nice, helpful staff. Also have an Amazon cafe and a 7/11 right outside.
  • It is an old bridge. We have similar structures in India. It is a popular tourist destination and attracts Thai tourists also. This place has a lot of eateries. There is a nearby private war museum. The war museum is a must visit because it has too many items on display. Usually most foreigners ride the train from this stop so the train gets really crowded. It might be a good idea to board the train on the previous stop. Train tickets cost around 100 THB for foreigners.

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