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Bridge Over the River Kwai

Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Bridge on River Kwai from Bangkok
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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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Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the bridge as part of our Intrepid Tour. The original bridge built by the POW from WW2 was destroyed by flood and bombing in the war it is now rebuilt for normal rail use. It's gives you a feeling of if the hardships...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved visiting this war icon but were disappointed to see others not paying it the respect that it deserves by filming themselves dancing to the music from the movie. Perhaps they really need to read the truth about what happened to these poor soldiers....More

Thank 02Kaz68
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was very excited about this trip but was then very disappointed. The van ride was very long 2-3 hours) and didn't have enough rest stops. When we finally got there we looked at a cemetery where 6900 allied soldiers who helped bridge were buried....More

Thank Tcook8
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a bridge. Yes, it has quite a history but it's nothing spectacular and it's generally swamped with tourists. Go, because you must but no need to plan a long visit.

Thank Libby W
Reviewed 5 days ago

When in Kanchanaburi you must go and visit the bridge over the River Kwai. It's not the original bridge but the location is the same - if you want to see an old wooden bridge jp close, get on the train towards Myanmar and you'll...More

Thank TheDiscerningGourmet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Th River Kwai Bridge Carnival runs from Nov 26th - Dec 5th each year. I highly recommend traveling to Kanchanaburi during this time. It's location is at the river Kwai bridge and extends for about 2-3 kilometres. It's gigantic attracting many thousands of people from...More

Thank GrahamIGoodrich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience and so beautiful. I loved visiting here and the locals are so kind and welcoming. A big plus is that they have many local food vendors around the railroad.

Thank Lucas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So over commercialised there is nothing much left to remind you of the history of this bridge. Total lack of information displayed and flocks of tourists. A long trip from Bangkok and an extremely long trip back - was meant to be three hours, took...More

1  Thank LuluStarShine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kwai river bridge is basically only a (not very interesting) metallic bridge. The view from the bridge is really nice, but there are many other places with such views, and with much less tourists.

Thank gogolino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a warm, sunny day this was just a wonderful experience. Exquisite scenery, an incredible story, tastefully maintained as a tourist attraction.

Thank Forbes K
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16 September 2017|
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Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
PS, I lived in the area for 10 years and have never had any mosquito borne disease.
30 August 2017|
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Response from Dáithí Ó | Reviewed this property |
The train from Bangkok goes right over the river Kwai bridge, you can board that train at many locations in Bangkok. your hotel will give you all the help and taxi numbers should you wish to go by taxi.Hotel staff there are... More
5 August 2017|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Would agree with other respondents. You won't be able to do all you suggest in 1 day. There is accommodation in Kanchanaburi which is a nice little town should you wish to visit all sites with comfort. This will also... More