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Bridge Over the River Kwai

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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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Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing to see , timed it to see the train going over . Sad and moving Quiet a busy place with markets and bustling young musicians playing All the Normal food and drink outlets

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Medicmarty
Reviewed yesterday

Hey Hey Everyone! Have you ever taken a lightning fast speed boat to an interesting, tantalizing cave as the sun went down...wind in your hair, smile on your face, joy in your heart, a delicious mango smoothie in your paw with good friends? On Saturday...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jonah A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s basically just a nice old bridge if you don’t know the history. So make sure you have done your reading or you visited the death railway museum beforehand. That gives the experience a whole other dimension. We visited just before the train approached, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Weisbear
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the original one built by the PoWs of WWII, nor the one from the movie, and they try to make sure all the visitors know this. The area brings to life the locations of those who suffered and died fulfilling a Japanese ambition, starved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a history teacher, it feels very special to get the opportunity to visit historical sites that you have spent years learning about and this was no different. Walking along the bridge is a poignant experience and makes you consider the sacrifice that went into...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mancunianabroad90
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to watch the sunset when in Kanchanaburi. There are various tourist shops and pricier restaurants around so I wouldn’t recommend to do anything else besides visiting the bridge.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AniqueG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here last year. Made our own way there. Didnt use a tourist company. Walked along the bridge. It was busy as expected.Would recommend to go and visit. We went up river kwai too. Paid a local 1000thb. If you time it right, you will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a superb day out on this tour. The museum and military graveyard showed enormous respect for the wartime events here, it was very sobering but important to remember what happened here and the suffering went on. The historic train ride was great but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kraftterrier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge over the River Kwai is considered a highlight and is considered a symbol of Kanchanaburi. Each day, there are tourists both Thai and foreign. The most visited people who have visited Kanchanaburi never been able to walk around the bridge over the River...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Nongparinda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most touristy place we went to. It was better towalk over it when no train was due so you werent pushing through the crowds

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 27, 2019|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
The train was fairly empty when we traveled in early January. There are a couple of travel times, we missed our original mid-afternoon schedule due to traffic so took the last one for the day. No problem exchanging the... More
November 5, 2018|
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Response from Robin C | Reviewed this property |
You can get a train from Hatyai to Bangkok. Second class sleeper is OK, but take some snacks for the journey. You can get a train from Thonburi ( other side of the river from the rest of Bangkok and these trains go to... More
October 9, 2018|
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Response from Daniel I | Reviewed this property |
Go straight to Ko Chang, it's everything you were hoping thailand would be, and its about 10 years behind in the huge tourism wave.