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“Fact & Fiction”

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 March 15, 2014

This sets the record straight with regard to the facts and the fiction about the story from the movie 'Bridge on the river Kwai"

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

But heads up because it's still actively used by the train, regardless of how many people are walking over it at the time! (Might be just as good to sit on the floating restaurant upriver from the bridge and drink beer.)

Thank juliethefirehorse
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Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Took a tour from bangkok to the bridge was a long 14hour day but well worth it, the cemetry is a very moving experience. We did a boat trip up the rivet then had lunch in a remote village where we then caught the train for a hours ride along the railway it was just breathtaking and not to be missed.

Thank Liz G
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

The only way a visit to the Bridge over the River Kwai makes sense, is if you read up on the history of this bridge and railway, before going.

If you know nothing of it's story, the Bridge is just another tourist trap/circus.

I feel sad that all the lives that were lost during the building of this railway are not respected.
You will find souvenir stalls, food stalls, and street performers around the bridge.
People will pose on the bridge taking 'funny' pictures of themselves, obviously unaware of the story behind it.

If you are in the area, you can make a stop and hopefully the war memories will be respected more by the tourists than the locals....

Also, the temple next to the bridge is modern, but quite beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

Thank childonmoon
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is an important WWII historical site. We had hired bikes for the day 50 THB and this made it easy for this visit and others around the strip. The bridge is surrounded by very tacky stalls.
Follow the railway line back to see locomotives and rail trucks.

Thank AbracadabraEngland
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