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River Kwai

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Phone Number: 817340667
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Famous river with a lot of history. A must see while in Kanchanaburi

We took a 30 minute boat ride on the river by long tail boat. It costs us $12.00 U. S. Dollars (400 baht). (We were offered a 1 hour cruise for 800 baht, but chose not to do the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

For 600 baht (about $15 each) we took a one hour ride and drop off to 2 war cemetery's off the river. The ride alone was a refreshing blast. Scenery along the river was beautiful. Go for it!

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Thank Claire S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A stay in Kanchanaburi on one of the floating guesthouses is the best way to see the river at the different times of the day . Look out for a monitor lizard swimming by . The sunrises are spectacular too.

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Thank James O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

anyone who is interested in world war 2 history must visit here, its the death railway which says all. Getting yourself clicked infront of the oncoming train is the best and scariest pics you can have. Temple just adjancent to the river is too good, i just stayed there for 3 hours doing nothing and thinking about myself and plans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who knows the history of the Death Railway will wish to visit the River Kwai and experience walking the track, taking the railway and visiting the JEATH war museum and the war cemetery.

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Thank 45DegreesNorth
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River Kwai is really beautiful, we didn't take a boat ride but I am sure it would have been really nice.

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Thank Ruth K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's lovely by the river especially at dawn & dusk. Take some time & sit & watch life on the river...boys setting fishing nets, fishing with long poles with large hooks on the end, it's so peaceful & relaxing. Sit & have cold beer, ride in short long boats very fast like speed boat. We spent 3 days relaxing &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 30 minute boat ride on the river by long tail boat. It costs us $12.00 U. S. Dollars (400 baht). (We were offered a 1 hour cruise for 800 baht, but chose not to do the full hour.) The river is a pretty green color and there were lots of floating hotels, etc. along the way. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The murderous experience of the Allied armed forces as well as the 'volunteers' from Southeast Asia are part of the history we learn when studying WWII. Stand at the rivers edge, view the tracks and visualize the trains (some still run) as they use this monument to cruelty and war. Visit the museum. There is so much more to learn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids enjoyed a boat trip under the river with lovely views of the mountains, forrest and bridge. Occasional stops at caves, memorials etc.

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Thank John C
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This river is very peaceful, truly incredible! We had chance to take a long floating boat along the river, feel the nature at the same time of the train passing by at deal railway, great scenery you ever imagine!

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