Bridge Over the River Kwai

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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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Chayut Limpasut
Kanchanaburi, Thailand12 contributions
Jan 2022
Bridge over the River Kwai (Kanchanaburi), the highlight of the province If traveling or in the city, do not miss to stop and take pictures of the atmosphere. In the morning, many tourists come to take photos. I took pictures of the beautiful view of the Railway Bridge and the River Kwai.
Written January 19, 2022
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poeinscotland
Jomtien Beach, Thailand31 contributions
Nov 2020
Imaging the effort in a state of near death to be forced to do physical labor on a construction project of this kind, in this heat, in these conditions. Beyond my comprehension. I am honored that history and posterity left me with the recovery of artifacts and evidence of that period. I met a few people of the local population who had local relatives who passed on stories of the events, too horrible even then to save in the memory. Every time I visit, this third time from my condo in Chon Buri, I take more informaton with which I process still more new information. Like many hugh projects in Thailand, regardless of how big, or how remote, River Kwai (aka: Kwae (Quay) bridge is a dynamic exhibit that changes and grows with the years. I am a retired U. S. Air Force structural repair engineer, so each rivet, each layer of metal, each foot of track I can feel like no other visitor can. Then, we are separated by modern bounderies of nations, race, and experience from those the make all of this meaningful or not to the visitor.
Written November 26, 2020
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citizenchim
Ipoh, Malaysia25 contributions
Jan 2020
Seniors like me can really relate to this piece of history. I was there 12 years ago. It was a more natural setting then. The surroundings are all developed now so it does not evoke the memory of the sufferings of those working on the project. To have a better understanding of the sufferings I would recommend a visit to the Jeath museum which is near the railway. There are pups eating places and stalls selling precious stones from Burma.It is a nice experience having a meal on the floating restaurant and at the same time enjoy the beautiful view. You can even book a boat to cruise along the river.
Written March 10, 2020
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keith-fee-eddie
Todwick, UK23 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked this through Trailfinders who then arranged it through Exo Travel in Bangkok. We didn’t know what to expect - we thought it might be a coach trip. But we were picked up by a taxi and tour guide called Tony who then took us through a tour including a train trip on the Burma railway, to the war cemetery and then the museum. This was followed by lunch on a floating restaurant and then a trip on a farm vehicle to look at local activity such as weaving and watching a lady cooking palm tree fruit. We had such an enjoyable day and the guide was polite, friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. We also liked that he let us do our own mulling around rather than following us around.
Written February 1, 2020
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK854 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Despite reading people’s reviews of crowds and photograph taking, you need to see this for yourself before making up your mind.
Like an other main tour attraction, yes there are crowds but if you arrive at a clever time and don’t let yourself be brought down by people taking photos, you can still have a fantastic time like we did.
We arrived at 8:45am, later than we anticipated, after we walked from the main road area. This is before the morning train arrives from Bangkok so the crowds were not bad whatsoever. In fact we managed to take a fair few pictures where there’s no one else in them but the view or us. The first train arrives at around 10:45am in Kanchanaburi, so after this time I can imagine crowds picking up. We arrived the day before on the later train and woke up early to go and see the Bridge.
The bridge itself is still in operation and is breathtaking to see. The history behind it is harrowing but it is a magnificent site.

Be clever with your arrival time and you will love this place, seriously.
Written February 26, 2020
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Orgonite John
Los Osos, CA8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you enjoy history and south east Asia this is a must. Many foot massage shops, barbers, restaurants and museums. The surrounding area is full of great street food and shops. I found a great selection of tumbled stones for my artwork at a great price. The bridge it lit up at night and is a beautiful. Very sad story behind the history but is a tribute to all of those who paid the price for world peace.
Written February 11, 2020
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Mike W
118 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I had always wanted to visit the bridge and finally got the chance to experience walking over it. As you enter the area around the bridge it's obvious that a large tourism industry has built up around the bridge. On one side are a lot of market stall selling food and souvenirs while over the bridge are more upmarket type restaurants. Walking over the bridge was a bit of an effort-trying to avoid getting into photo shots and peoples selfies was almost impossible. I could not believe how many shots some people wanted all with different facial or hand placements-a sign of the times. Glad that we got the opportunity to visit Hellfire Pass the next day and travel over the bridge on our return trip back into Kanchanaburi. Overall, a worthwhile visit but not quite what I had expected.
Written January 15, 2020
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julesj182018
Weston super Mare, UK11 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Booked through our hotel this day trip to Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai trip. Cost £92 for two of us which included air conditioned vehicle, lunch and entry to the Kwai museum. Pick up was spot on time wise. Long journey up to Kanchanaburi but the coach was very comfortable. The museum was small but very well laid out and informative. When we got to the bridge we had enough time to walk across, wait for the train and take photos. In particular I should mention that our guide was excellent. Really knowledgeable and interesting orator.

In summary this is a brilliant day trip and very important that we all know the horrific story behind this.
Written March 17, 2020
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foryouforme
Singapore, Singapore390 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Am writing this on the way back to Bangkok. The ride took a few hours and we stopped by Meena Cafe before heading to the bridge. Pretty sight, would be much cooler if we came in the evening or stayed over. My friend and I bought straw hats; our essentials for today’s weather!
Written June 10, 2022
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HsingE
Cape Town, South Africa73 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This is an informative and interesting, yet sobering experience. I intend going again once l'm able to travel again. The train ride is fun and there are lots of photo and shopping opportunities around the train station. The history of the bridge and the souls who built it is a reminder of hardships endured. It is an experience you shouldn't miss. Will load a photo when l'm not on my phone later.
Written April 23, 2020
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