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River Kwai

Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A very tranquil river with beautiful scenery along the river. Boats can be hired near the bridge for you to ride down the river. Along the boats you can find hostels, restaurants, etc by the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Worth visiting the cemetery before moving on to see the bridge and experiencing the shake rattle and roll of the little train that takes you across the River Kwai.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Maenamkwai - river Kwai is the place to come when you visit Thailand. It's about 2hour west of Bangkok, by bus and taxi. If your looking for peace and tranquility this is the place to come and get over the long haul flights and see some amazing parts of Thailand. I recommend you stay at the pong phen guesthouse, whist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Take a lon tail boat tour late afternoon during sunset. The calmness of the river belies its historical significance in WWII. Houseboats, floating hotels and restaurants and the beauty of nature abound.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

5 min drive away from Jim Guesthouse. Train cost only 20thb There's a little market around bridge with food and T-shirts. Restaurants as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is a is not only a film set. well its not a film set (The movie was filmed in Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka). The bridge in the film was located near Kitulgala.) But it's title as the Death Railway is a very sad historical fact. This is not actually called the river Kwai though. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was only here for one day..travelling up the river and visiting the museum and the beautiful war cemetery...We travelled back by train over the Kwai bridge and this was wonderful...a brilliant trip in a stunning area but try to stay a few days to soak it all up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I had very limited time here. After quickly visiting the local museum and WWII museum, I realized there was so much to learn from this location. I believe several days are needed to fully appreciate this area. I hope to return for the full experience one day. Make sure to cross the bridge while you are there. By the way,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This river is so huge, but it's also quite dirty as well. But we saw some beautiful scenery all along this river :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Bridge over the River Kwai is a wonderful train trip from Bangkok. I'd always wanted to visit & pay respects to the many who lost their lives here during the construction of the infamous 'Burma death Railway'. The railway still exists from Bangkok to just past the River Kwai & Hellfire Pass and a train from Bangkok travels up... More 

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