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River Kwai

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Since It was a part of the tour so we did it..I am not inclined to history !!!!!!!! but for someone who knows the history will appreciate it

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The River is connected to the story of the bridge. I would not separate my thoughts about the Bridge from the river.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Bridge over River Kwai. First of all, this is a fake bridge. Surrounding area is overcrowded with people selling "souvenirs" and other useless gadgets, of course overpriced. Food and drinks in this area is also way worse than compared to the rest of the area ( toursit area further south the road ).

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just a place to visit and mark a 'v' on it. Nothing special to see. We did a walk on the railway just above the river.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The part I liked the most is the view over the river and when the train started to move you can stay on the bridge and it pass very close to you.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Yes this is just a bridge over a river... however, if you appreciate history and know the story behind this then you will love the opportunity to visit the place, it's iconic! This won't wow you, but you will be in awe if you can see past the fact it's just a bridge. Yes it was busy when we went,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

if you get a chance great to learn some history and see the famous Bridge of River Kwai. Able to learn some history and surrounded by nearby temples to visit, restaurants to eat near and over scenic location. Great for solo, family or couples travel.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not a kind of wow wow attraction, but for the remembrance of WWII, I still think a visit to this Bridge is essential. Take the train at 20 baht each. Just a 10 min fun ride. Tickets mimicked those in the 50s, and it brings you beyond the bridge to have a view on the mountains and fields

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Being pulled by a boat is not my experience Down the river Kwai and having a person that could speak English and didn't explain anything about the environment or the landscape not that great.

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

travelled down the river on a long boat and it was an amazing experience ...we went fast and it was a big thrill

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