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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.
Bangkok, Thailand
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“2nd world war bridge”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a nice bridge which can keep until now. You can walk to the other side and over look at the river. Or you can take the little train as well.This is a meaningful walk to me, when i walk there I can think about about the army stay on the bridge, how the bridge can keep that good. and also make me feel very peace by now at this century. Very special to seeing this maybe because I didnt expects the tour will pass by here.

Visited May 2014
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“Great sot to see how beautiful of river Kwai.”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

The bridge itself does not has much thing to see. But it is the great way to see river Kwai and recall how much war effect people. This bridge was built during World War 2 and still be the memorial place for Thais to think about how much we had gone through the war.

If you visit the bridge either dusk or dawn you will get the great chance to see how beautiful of the stunning view above the peaceful river. Plus, this is another spot to get the boat for your short private tour to some attractions along the river by locals. I got a private small boat to the cave and the cemetery for 600 baht by the local. I like to feel the breeze while the boat was riding, and I like to see how local live their lives. So getting on the boat for a short distance was fun for me.

Visited April 2014
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“You can,t put yourself in these men's shoes”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

A wee bit touristy. But a must see .Just to stand in this area and think of the horrors endured by the thousands of War prisoners and native slaves, who died in their hundreds.
I would recommend a walk round the war cemetery and the museum... Put,s your moans and groans in perspective.
Was a 2.5 hour drive to here from Bangkok.....so glad we went.

Visited April 2014
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“Courage under Fire”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The family and I walked over the bridge and attempted to understand the the courage that these blokes must have shown every single day. We got the kids to do some research before they went so they were able to convey some of the stories that they had read…very moving for all of us.

As the review entitled 'River Kwai" the americans bombed jot so the original structure is no more….a shame now however at the time it was probably the right decision.

We hired a driver in Bangkok to take us out here and as part of the deal we had lunch at one of the restaurants under the bridge itself. The food was fine however the bridge seemed to lose it importance with all the commercial pursuits going on.

Visited June 2013
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“No respect for the history”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Surrounded by trashy tourist sites and full of people taking happy family selfies. Just no respect at all. The sign explaining what happened is off to the side, dirty and looks like it is still under constructions because there are wheelbarrows leaning up against it so no one really takes a look. There is a horrible, brightly colored mini-train that takes passengers across the bridge and back as if this is Disney World.

Visited May 2014
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