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River Kwai

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Kanchanaburi
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Hyderabad, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Rivers are lifelines of towns they pass through - so is river Kwai - a quaint, quiet river with some tourist activity by its banks.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Took the train from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, very basic train no A/C just open windows. it leaves from Thornburi Station in Bangkok a mystery ride in itself to find. Great scenery on the way. Spent two nights by the river walking the bridge and visiting the cemetery and Museum just opposite. The Museum by the Bridge give a miss not... More

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was an excellent attraction to visit with a guide who can present the history of the site. We really learned a lot about the history of the war who fought and everything that was going on politically at the time.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the laid back beauty with the feel of being in the jungle. History, natural beauty and adventure all rolled into one. To get a real feel for Thailand, take the train from Bangkok - 100bht to the area

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Pattaya, Thailand
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I and a friend hired a boat at the bridge over the river Kwai for 90 minutes to go up the river under the bridge and it was inexpensive 1200 baht for both of us and we set off up the river The scenery changes as you go further up and the boat ride is well worth the slight discomfort... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Enjoyed visit. But long way out by car so try to visit a few places along the way to make it worth it, we hired a driver for couple of days , we used Mr Billy, he's a fast driver but knows how to drive and very entertaining as don't know anyone else who can perform magic tricks or talk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went there for the second time,stayed overnight on river house,but shop around,as the prices do seem to differ, well Worth the trip

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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Was surprised to see it so clean, did get a chance to get in it on an Elephant. At night by the hotel we were staying at there were many fish jumping in the river, so maybe some health to it?

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Train from Thonburi station at 7:30 am is quite convenient. just walk up to the ticket counter and get the ticket. dont forget to pick up some snacks and drinks at the station. there is no pantry car in the train and its a long journey of about 5+ hours & tiring if the weather is hot. coach was half... More

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Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There isn't much to do on the war bridge so don't take the stroll you will not find anything interesting on the other end . There is a small market next to war museum which sells cheap clothing and souvineres but try to get the price down. You can do a bambo rafting and have delicious Thai food on the... More

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