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River Kwai

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Phone Number: 817340667
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$19*
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River Kwai Kayaking Trip from Kanchanaburi
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Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Private Tour: 4x4 Rainforest Adventure from Bangkok Including Elephant Ride

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Kwai River and its bridge

I would say that the overall of the Kwai River and the bridge are really beautiful. Maybe the bad thing is that there was many people when we visited so we could not take as many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Núria E
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Barcelona, Spain
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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Besides being a large river with history, its great to either sit with a beer or cup of cino, having a smoko, watching the world go up and down the river. Seeing the movements of the barges and watching how they manouvre the houses and fliating restaurants is good value for nicks.

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Thank MickPauline3521
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say that the overall of the Kwai River and the bridge are really beautiful. Maybe the bad thing is that there was many people when we visited so we could not take as many pictures as we would have liked because of the people around. Also, the sights of the lake, both sides of the river and all... More 

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Austin, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a boat ride from 10km upstream of the bridge down to the bridge. Was an enjoyable boat ride, so I would say an enjoyable river. I think it is really the river "Kwae" as some maps show it and as the correct (?) pronunciation indicates. The movie might have taken some liberties.

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Thank TonyC_Austin
Outback Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Combine this with a visit to the museum and cemetery to make a very moving experience. Can be done in a day trip from Bangkok. The bridge is open to foot traffic but out for the trains that also use it!

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Thank Malcolm S
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a long tail boat down the river. What an amazing experience, a must do. We had the river to ourselves and didn't even see another boat until we reached the famous bridge over the river Kwai.

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Thank lovtohol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if only to be an Aussie, you have to come here, the bridge is original and the impact on what is an Australian requirement means that this is a must do

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Thank William G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is just a regular river flowing true the tropics. Has some nice curves. The interesting part of this river, is the history about it. In the Second World War. When Japan forced a lot of people in slavery, to build them this bridge. Cost a lot of people there life's.

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Thank Brendan T
Gourock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A long tailed speed board is just the coolest way to approach the Kwai bridge. Great opportunity to see the wildlife and country side from a different perspective. Cool breeze is an added bonus as respite from the intense heat from the late morning sun. Again, if you've looked at my other posts on the subject of Kwai and Death... More 

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Beckermet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

If you are visiting the Bridge over the River Kwai then you can’t avoid taking in the views of the River Kwaee Yai and like me you might take the short water taxi ride home to your hotel if it is conveniently located on the river bank with its own boat landing. The railway line that goes on from the... More 

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Thank John Isaac J
Thimphu, Bhutan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We included the trip to the River Kwai bridge after exploring the Erawan Falls and it wasn't something as I expected. A quick stop is enough. There were lots of tourists and the entry is free. You need not send overnight just to see the bridge and a quick walk over the bridge dodging people taking selfies is good enough.... More 

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