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River Kwai

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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There is no way how not to think about the war when you are here. It is sad but very nice and quite place. Take the train and pass the bridge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very thought provoking recent historical site,made famous by the film about the 2nd world war "Bridge over the River Kwai" It is swarming with tourists and surrounded by tacky souvenir stalls, but if you can manage to look beyond all that it is very poignant.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok this is a must see in the area but at this time of year (Chinese new year) it's rammed with smiling selfie taking foreigners. I felt it was rather disrespectful but come take a picture or two and go to museum next too it for 40 bhat. A bit confusing but at that price well worth it.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no way how not to think about the war when you are here. It is sad but very nice and quite place. Take the train and pass the bridge.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here both day time and night. For visiting bridge celebrating festival. It's really nice festival for me

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One cannot do this trip without thinking of the film with Sir Alec Guinness, Bridge over the River Kwai. I travelled by Long tail boat in an exhilarating trip seeing the scenary either side of this wide river, wider than our own (British) River Severn by which I live. The fish swimming within it are far bigger too from what... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a boat from our hotel along the river about five 5 kilometers upstream. We were dropped off at one of the boathouse docks. We all got life jackets and jumped in the river. We floated the whole 5 kilometers back to our hotel along with the current. We had so much fun! We did it with our tour... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm talking about the river here, not the tourist spectacle that is the bridge over the river. If you have a chance to check out the river further upstream or dowstream than do it. A lovely tranquil place to sit and enjoy some peace.

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Sydney
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837 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a peaceful river that has a tragic history from the Second World War. The river was a major crossing for the Thai - Burma railway and was built by slave labour during the war. The area now is different with the river being a centre of commerce and tourism. Our next visit will include a longer trip to... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here in August 2015 and while it was incredibly hot you could feel the significance of the bridge and could even see the bullet damage on the bridge! Definitely worth checking out if in the area.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place once I am done with my tiger temple visit. Not a great place for thrill seekers. But definitely worth to go with family to enjoy the beauty of river & rabbit train which crosses the bridge with less than 5kmph speed. That's a different experience. Go for a boat ride if you are interested in water rides.

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