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River Kwai

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Like many i was never aware that this is not the correct name until i arrived there and read the book, went swimming in the river but not at the bridge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great place for a kayak to see this piece of military history! Avoid getting in the water as we ran into a couple of water snakes but otherwise a stunning view from the river

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