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River Kwai

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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have to see it

a place you cannot miss going to Thailand, impressive, historical important, not to be forgotten, review the film first !

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

a place you cannot miss going to Thailand, impressive, historical important, not to be forgotten, review the film first !

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Albany, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

After a visit to the Hell Fire Pass museum & walking in the footsteps of the POW's who cut a pass through solid rock with just their bare hands, the Bridge on the River Kwai is an insult to their memory. It was POW's who were the slaves of the Japanese military who built the bridge. Instead of turning it... More 

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Mulhouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We like the Hotels(Guesthouses) + Restaurants in front of the river Kwai + the Kwai Bridge. Sometime the neighbouring could be cleaner!

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Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you enjoy photography youll enjoy the river. its so peaceful. full of greenery you really know that you have left city life behind when you are here. theres something really relaxing about this place. Its the sort of place that will keep you coming back. Only down side is the night time Disco Raft boats that can be noisy... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very authentic and makes for some lovely photos. Watch out for the train which still comes along this bridge at regular intervals.Good for people watching too.Touristy but not tacky!!!

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I took a two day one night tour to Kanchaburi area of Thailand from Pattaya. This area is some 125 kilometres west of Bangkok .We traavelled by mini van which was faster but has no rest room on board. We bypass Bangkok over a huge suspension bridge which is a awsome sight and the bridge is a engineering marvel.We made... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great bit of history - now to keep it maintained would be good. Lovely to walk on the bridge then a rail trip along it

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was great to cross the bridge. Be mindful of other tourists, as the seem to be in a hurray (some) and are like buffalo walking along the bridge. The photo opportunities along the bridge are brilliant. markets as are what you would expect.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Got to go to the museum if u visit river Kwai. Coming frm spore, it was interesting to learn the involvement of ppl frm this area in building this bridge if death.

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South yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

One of the most interesting , moving , emotional trips I've been on. Our guide Andy was very informative. It felt very eerie to walk on the rail track but to stand and take a few moments to remember those who suffered in building it . The trip on the train wasn't to be missed but a little hair raising... More 

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