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River Kwai

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Boat trip a must

Long boat ride along the river allowed us to see the beautiful setting at its best. Beautiful unspoilt area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An emotional trip through history. Well worth the time and effort to get there and wonderful to see it still used each day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Long boat ride along the river allowed us to see the beautiful setting at its best. Beautiful unspoilt area.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Many people travel to Kanchaburi to experience the beauty of the area, and that is wonderful. But the Bridge Over the River Kwae is a reminder that power can be a very destructive thing! We all need to remember this. It makes the beauty sweeter.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to this area for the last 16 years. Each year seems to see another 20 or so 'rafts' vying and touting for business. The highlight for most is the 'Bridge over the river Kwai', the bridge they take you to is not the bridge built by the prisoners but is close to where that one was. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were treated to a "long boat" ride as part of our tour. James Bond film replica!!!! The River itself interesting as the 2 Kwai river meets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great history and lots to see just walking around (but the correct pronunciation is not "kwai", but really "kwaa" as in "da-ddy"). You can walk across the bridge when there is no train coming, and look up and down the river for a great view. Going through the museum is a must. I also recommend a private long-tail boat tour... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As part of a full-day driving trip to Kanchanaburi from Bankok, we made a quick stop at the famous Bridge landmark at River Kwai. Lunch at bank of river on floating platform was a nice break for us, although food was just average. It's a tourist area, so expect lots of street vendors, some walking up to people. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I came, I saw and now that have it crossed out of my list, will not be back again. If it was a bridge with another name, I would give it an "average" grade, but what else can you give to the "bridge on the river Kwai" than "excellent" :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The river is so lovely, but many atrocities were committed within reach. It's good to see the bridge(s) and construction, remember the fallen, and appreciate the sacrifices made.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've walked from the war cemetery to River Kwai and it was a good exercise. The bridge is now a memory of fallen people but now holds hundreds of people a day taking photos of the river, bridge, and the newly built Chinese temple across the river. Take some time and buy some shirts along or take loads and loads... More 

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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