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“An Amazing Accomplishment!”

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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An Amazing Accomplishment!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

The bridge is the one must see that you have to visit when you come to Kanchanaburi.....given the circumstances and the condition the POW's were in is just amazing!
Be sure to visit the Thailand - Burma Railway Centre first before coming here as you will be able to get a better understanding of what happened here and how bad a condition the POW's were in at the time of building this bridge.

Visited September 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“History unearthed”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took a walk along the bridge. It was bringing the sad memories of the history and those who suffered and died during the railway tract building process. It is being heavily commercialized. I wonder how many visitors who visits this place would think about the sufferings of those who perished here.!

If you cross the bridge and walk further you will see lots of birds. Birders it will be an additional bonus for you!!

Visited September 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Just nice to say you have been”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

obviously this place has a sad story to tell. But the place is nice and they have a few stalls for shopping, fresh fruit to eat and souvenirs that you can buy.

Visited August 2013
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QLD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A must do”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

For those whom want to reflect upon the history of this bridge it is a must do.
You can walk across it, but listen out for the trains, there are step back areas but quickly get crowded.

Visited May 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Just like imagined”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

we walked over the bridge just like imagined, was nice to look down and imagine how the people who built it experienced it

Visited August 2013
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