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River Kwai

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Murcia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Found the River Kwai and the 'death railway bridge' a really interesting and quite hard hitting. Very surreal to consider everything that happened here, go to the Death Railway Museum before you come to the bridge and the river to fully grasp the history and to appreciate the importance of this structure and the River and the thousands of peoples... More

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We hired Mr Chom tours & they were really reliable. We had Miss NIkky for 2 days. The tour to the River was well planned pick up at 7am & first stop the war museum, then the cementary the the bridge then a walk across, then train ride over the bridge then we went to the tiger temple & then... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This must be once of the best places I have been the smell the scenery the whole ambiance was magnificent. The Thai people are very proud and also very helpful and respectful. The River Kwai village is surreal xxx

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very humbling experience, especially the war grave cemetery in the town. 7000 graves of allied service person. Then visit the close by museum. Man's inhumanity to man at its greatest extent. Walk over the bridge, look along the river and wonder how men working in such conditions could do what they were made to do during the war. Take... More

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A speed boat trip up the river to the bridge is great fun. You can walk over the bridge from the River Kwai station and see spectacular views up the river. You can then board a train to go along the railway. It's a hot experience, but in 2nd class you get some water to cool you down. Again, the... More

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Surabaya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The jungle raft hotel on the river is very special. Bambou cabins built on pontons. Hearing the sound of the river, longtailboats is relaxing.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautiful river, you can also do the boat trip around and visit many of tourist attractions like museum, temples etc. We took the train from BKK and arrived there in a couple hours later. Try to book the hotel by the river or go the restaurant with river view, it's just beautiful and peaceful. Best if you bring the book... More

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