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Bridge Over the River Kwai
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Bridge on River Kwai from Bangkok
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Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from...
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Full-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Quite different from the wooden bridge depicted in the film, this solid iron structure was apparently the one that was blown up by the Allies (there was another wooden one nearby). There is not much else to Kanchanaburi, other than the bridge, and the area immediately surrounding it is just a local shopping street. But the bridge is worth seeing, but it is Hellfire Pass (in spectacular mountainous terrain) and the cemetery that truly evoke this awful story.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

If time permits take the 6 hour train ride from Bangkok, disembarking just prior to the Bridge over the River Kwai. Walking over the Bridge is also a must do.For best views of the Bridge, Take taxi boat ride up to Bridge from Kanchanaburi.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Called here on the way back from the elephant camp. It was better than expected with a small street market nearby and places to eat and drink.

The bridge itself is in good repair and you can walk on it, and surprise no charge.

A definite visit.

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

The bridge tells an interesting story particularly relevant to Australians of how the 'Death railway' was constructed. It gives a great sense of history and gives a great insight into the conditions the prisoners endured.

Thank capt squeak
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I just can say that ... War destroyed everything...
I hope all tourists who ever been there, not just happy to can take a photo on the bridge but atleast also realize how hard the prisoners faced...learn from this and we will not let the war happen again!

A lot of torists in everytime I were there...extreamly a lot!

Early in the morning to go there I would recommend.
At noon and late afternoon ... lot of Chinese, Japanise and Russian tourists there.

Thank Behambiland
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