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River Kwai

Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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3-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok: Ayutthaya...
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

First I should say that this icon of WW2 in Asia stands in its own merits and my rating will not change its place in history. It will always be worth a visit so in my view rates highly. However, I wish to comment on the way in which it is currently presented: Having arrived with a tour group from... More

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Ballarat Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We did private tour booked in Australia. We had a personal guide and her knowledge was brilliant. We travelled in a private van from Bangkok which was around a 2 hr drive. We also visited the cemetery. We had a long boat ride down the river. We then road the railway for around 2 hrs. Had lunch in a little... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

All around the river it's full of history. It's very relaxing to sit by but it's not the cleanest of rivers. Lots of sad stories around the bridge of people who lost there lives. A good place to take a moment and reflect on this.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Stopped at this iconic bridge full of history . A bit touristy but still quite scenic and serene . Had lunch on the floating restaurant which was surprisingly reasonable and good quality

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This being an iconic River we couldnt miss out, and we were glad to have had a look at it and experienced the whole area especially since there were so many lives lost here. Its very touristy but I would recommend not to miss it if you are in the area If you can, catch the train over the River... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The river itself is nice, as far as rivers go. The area around it is very developed, with restaurants, hotels and shops along it. It is worth a stop to see it, especially to see the bridge, and some people were even taking boat rides.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very peaceful and serene part of our journey...much history at this location. But it was quite peacefu l and relaxing place to winddown and restore.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The River Kwai is certainly an iconic river being the river crossed by the famous bridge and railway that cost the lives of so many War prisoners and local people during WW2. The river itself is scenic enough especially at sunset but high intensity tourist development especially near the famous bridge does detract a little from the experience. It is... More

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Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

serene and beautiful. Sadly, again,too touristic. Hard to believe that such horrors took place not so long ago.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The River Kwai is a very special river that has a magnetism all of its own. Always in the background is the history of sadness , heroism and sheer determination to the many who did not survive its elements. Apart from the Bridge itself and a few surrounding buildings the banks of the river are untouched and original as to... More

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