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“So beautiful, so affordable!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bridge Over the River Kwai

Bridge Over the River Kwai
Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #9 of 32 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: Bridges, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Museums, Military Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Allied prisoners of war during World War II were forced to build the 258-mile Death Railway by Japanese forces. About a hundred thousand conscripted Asian labourers and 16,000 prisoners of war died on the whole project.
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“So beautiful, so affordable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Thailand Railways offers a one day excursion trip on weekends at a very attractive price of 120 Baht. The train leaves Hua Lamphong station at 6.30 a.m and returns at 7.25 p.m. We took this trip on 3 February 2013 and found the experience absolutely fantastic. The train took us to the bridge over the river Khwai and continued to the Death Railway. The views were breathtaking. On our return we stopped at Kanchanburi and saw the War Cemetery. It was a solemn end to a lovely day. Our train got into Hua Lamphong station an hour and a half late but we had had a great day so the delay was excused.

Visited February 2013
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“Go At Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

During the day the bridge is mobbed by tourists and day trippers, and the approaches are awash with all manner of stalls and vendors. At night there is virtually nobody around, plus there is a very effective light show with the brisge spans changing through all colours of the rainbow.

Visited January 2013
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“Worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you're into history, and you're in Kanchanaburi, you'd be nuts to not see it. Apart from the historical aspects, it's also a lovely view. We stopped at the floating restaurant nearby for a beer and went to the market which is next to the bridge.

Visited January 2013
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“Full day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Picked up at hotel at 6.20 am .Cost 18.00 baht each . Picked up by minibus and transferred to bigger comfortable coach on outskirts of Bangkok . Travelled from Bangkok towards Kanchanaburi with a short stop on the way after about an hour for refreshments / toilet etc. .Coach drops you for a short boat trip up the river to the bridge where you have about an hour . to look around and perhaps have a photo taken feeding the Leopard nearby !!!!!!
Whisked off in the bus to a riverside Thai Restaurant for free lunch .You only pay for drinks .Back on the bus to take a train ride 3rd class back to meet the bus .Head back towards Bangkok meet up and transfer back to the hotel at 19.30 after being stuck in traffic jams in Bangkok . All in all a fantastic experience and not overpriced at all

Visited January 2013
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Middelburg, South Africa
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“Memorable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband is into history and museums and this trip was very memorable for him just a pity we didn't have a lot of time to spend there.

Visited April 2012
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