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Bridge Over the River Kwai

Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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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 today

The Bridge over the River Kwai is a must do. The rail journey is well worth doing. Also recommend the museums that gives you an insight to the great sacrifice that took place to build this railway.

Thank Tamara M
Reviewed yesterday

เป็นสะพานข้ามแม่น้ำที่ใช้แรงงานคนสร้างเมื่อช่วงสงครามโลก ปัจจุบันก็ยังคงใช้งานอยู่ ไปเดินชมได้ แดดจะร้อนมาก อย่าลืมใส่หมวกพกร่มไปด้วยนะ ช่วงปลายปีจะมีงานแสงสีเสียง ก็สวยดี แต่คนจะแยะมาก ของกินมากมาย ก็เป็นบรรยากาศตอนค่ำคืน A bridge across the river that used man-made labor during World War II. Nowadays, it is still active to walk in the sun is very hot, do not forget to wear a hat with umbrella....More

Thank wanark
Reviewed yesterday

The River Kwai bridge is one of the most popular places in Kanchanaburi. You can ride the Thai train for an experience a few station. Besides there is the Chinese temple located at another side of the river where you can walk across the bridge...More

Thank matt7612
Reviewed 2 days ago

We departed our hotel at 6:30am and traffic was OK until the driver took a wrong turn leaving Bangkok and we went on back roads for 50 minutes. The tour guide Mr Panya lacked enthusiasm, in fact he had 3 sleeps during the tour, in...More

Thank travelvoice
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in Kanchanaburi, one of the only things to see in town. Read up on the history of it too because that makes the visit give you some context of how it was built.

Thank sc973
Reviewed 4 days ago

Considering the historical context of this bridge, it is well worth visiting even if it isn't The Bridge made famous by the WWII POW's More significant if you are British but anyone with an interest with WWII will still appreciate its significance.

Thank jasejc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth visiting if you are in the area or interested in WWII history. There is an explanation plaque in Thai and English. There were lots of people when we visited. It's clean and well maintained. Parking available.

Thank RussianAllAround
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've heard of the movie about this bridge and had to visit. A lot of WW II history behind this landmark and had to see it for myself. Walked on the bridge to the market. Very nerve wracking for someone who's uncomfortable with heights but...More

Thank Tiffiny M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The highlight stop on our day tour the Bridge Over The River Kwai. The original wooden bridge had to be removed due to deterioration and blocking the river but the current bridge still has the feel of historical significance especially if you enjoy military history....More

Thank domc189
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old bridge over the river Kwai. However , please be aware it is not the wartime bridge. We crossed it by train and went on to the end of the line. There are wartime structures at some of the other stations including...More

Thank Ian P
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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
5 August 2017|
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Response from KylieH3 | Reviewed this property |
It is about an 1hr 30min drive. I am unsure of any tours, however there are plenty of amazing taxi drivers in Thailand who can get you there and back for an affordable cost. If you would like to tour, would emailing and... More
22 May 2017|
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Response from jbscram | Reviewed this property |
Hi Louise, I agree with the person above. I didn't have a company. It is pretty easy to get to. Personally, I wouldn't get a guide, but it is possible that once you are there, some locals will try to get you to hire... More