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“U have to go”

Bridge Over the River Kwai
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Bridge on River Kwai 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.
Toronto, Canada
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“U have to go”
Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Heh u are here, see it. Makes u remember all those poor guys who died . Not as impressive as in the movie but worth a stop.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Its a bridge”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This bridge has a very good history about it, But the bridge in general is dangerous no one should be aloud to walk on it. We saw many people almost falling over and the bridge gets too crowded with tourist. There is a sighn stating that they do not take any responsible for any injuries.

The train over the bridge was fun and interesting but went for too long. If your with a tour the tour guide will say Your not gauranteed a seat and you could be standing for an hour and a half till your next stop, and if you want a gauranteed seat with aircon it will cost you 200baht. DONT believe it. You are gauranteed a seat and the windows are opened and you will get alot of breeze.

Visited February 2013
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Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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“Impressive bridge”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Take the Train.”
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.

Visited January 2013
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“Better than expected”
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.

Visited December 2012
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