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“Cemetery,Museum and visit to Bridge over the River Kwai” 5 of 5 stars
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Bridge Over the River Kwai
Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
0888700195
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Ranked #10 of 32 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
4.0 of 5 stars 1,126 Reviews
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.
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“Cemetery,Museum and visit to Bridge over the River Kwai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visited cemetery first- so many young British, Australian and Dutch graves-you get a lump in your throat- graves beautifully kept .Had watched The Railway man on plane from Oz so really bought the history to life.Museum over the road- so interesting, thought provoking and informative .Coffee shop after exhibition- Then went by coach to bridge, v commercial- people offering booklets. Very busy.
Very hot and humid- shops nearby and market for water etc. Took railway from few stops up the line-looked in caves able to walk on rickety railway. Good day tour- Quite a way from Bangkok- 2.5 hrs. each way in bus, well worth it. You need to see cemetery and museum first to give a greater understanding.

Visited May 2014
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“An amasing structure that is now surrounded by cheap sunglasses.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It is amasing that a bridge built in such difficult circumstances and blown up occasionally remains and is tribute to the men that built it. Unfortunately it is surrounded by stall selling shodily made tourist junk. Sort of an insult really.

Visited May 2014
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Jamaica
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“First See the Museum and then the Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Museum located a short distance from the Bridge is a must see. It is a recreated hut the prisoners lived in containing actual pictures of the prisoners and the miserable life they were forced to endure. It is very moving and one can get a true picture of their lives and in many instances their deaths. The bridge itself is not the original, which was blown up near the end of World War Two. The nearby cemetery where thousands of English, Australian and Dutch prisoners, who didn't survive the brutal conditions, are buried. Americans who died during this time have been interred in the US.

Visited April 2014
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CROATIA
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I took a day tour from Bangkok that was including floating market and bridge on the river Kwai. Its nice place to take pictures, and check out war museum. Bridge has huge history and I m glad I went to see it.

Visited May 2014
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“Somber and touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Hawkers everywhere and not much information provided. Its very close to town though. The atmosphere around the bridge is in stark contrast to the somberness of the history of it.

Visited February 2014
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