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Bridge Over the River Kwai: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Reviewed yesterday

My visit to this bridge was one of the highlights of my month long trip to SE Asia. When I learned how long the trip would be to the bridge I was not sure that the visit was a good idea. However the trip was...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our time on River Kwai and especially the train ride was very nice. Can't see much of the old wooden bridge.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jean G
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was amazed at just how busy this spot was. I didn't realise just how well known this place was. However, I'm sure the films on the subject are the reason. A huge thunderstorm came over while we were visiting, that cleared the tourists off...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank davidevanwilliams
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had a very geat time, the brigh is wide enough to walk on and the river is lovely. You should check before you go there when the train is coming because it's coming 3 time s a day and that is the really good...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank mozes36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This infamous bridge is easily accessible on foot and provides an opportunity to traverse it, although at times it can get a little crowded with people too precious in their steps. The southern side of the bridge is slightly problematic to walk fully along, since...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Nyunt_Eugene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Hell Fire Pass where we saw the railroad built by the POWs. We were, given an audio guide. It's a very soul stirring experience. Then we took the train from Namtock station passed over the viaduct wooden bridge at Wang Pho then...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ajindubai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walk over the bridge and see the view, think about the prisoner of war camp near the landing during WWI, suggest go a couple of times to dodge the mobs, must see the history museum at the Allied cemetery to really understand the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MDTraveller1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is indeed worth a visit. nice place with a market next to it. you can walk the bridge ( if the train is not there :()

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Glick2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really a special place to visit... Best in early mornings when it is not too hot and no tourists about..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BryanH428
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Death railway museum this morning, Hellfire Pass at lunchtime, took the train along the Thai-Burma railway and alighted at the bridge. It’s a bridge, but it’s about the story it holds so having that info first makes it much more than a walk...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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johnandliz1959
15 October 2019|
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Response from mikenat2 | Reviewed this property |
You shouldn't have any problem. If we made it without any problems I'm sure you will be able. No need to walk all the way over the bridge. Hope you appreciate it as much as these two grey surfers.
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Esther S
24 June 2019|
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Response from Ek3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Esther I can’t help I’m afraid as I took a small tour. It was fantastic though as it included the Jeath War Museum, a train ride and a boat trip on the Mekong. You see a lot of the country this way. I’m sure you could... More
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frederick997
27 February 2019|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
The train was fairly empty when we traveled in early January. There are a couple of travel times, we missed our original mid-afternoon schedule due to traffic so took the last one for the day. No problem exchanging the... More
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