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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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Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

Staying at Natee Hotel in Kanchanaburi it was our first stop visiting the sights. An easy 5-7 min. drive down the road from the hotel. Exiting to see and thoughts go back to WW2

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Henrik T
Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

I had visited the area some 18yrs ago on a day tour from Bangkok. I'm now spending 4 days here to have a decent look at the attractions of which there are numerous nice peaceful laidback part of Thailand

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank paulgzed
Reviewed 8 July 2019

This is not the actual bridge built during the Second World War by prisoners of war. Nor is it the bridge built for the movie. It's just a bridge over the river Kwai. However, due to the location and the reverence and remembrance shown by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pat M
Reviewed 4 July 2019

You can get photo shots at the bridge but try to get there when the temperature is decreased to avoid the sun-light hotter than hall. Bridge-Location is just normal. But, fully recommended to have a lunch and keep calm at the restaurant near that bridge....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank aungsintmyat
Reviewed 3 July 2019

lots of tourists on the bridge with very little room to move. Kind of hazardous; although the history is interesting

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank duetglobehopper
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

This is not the original bridge built by POWs but still has a sense of history about it. Worth the visit and walk over, great views, and lots to do in vicinity.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PGKBangor
Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

Honest to god, saw a Japanese family doing a funny face selfie. Glad these monuments to war atrocities are kept in existence (due to tourism) but respect should be encouraged. You will pay for everything here. Toilets included

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

This was really good to see for me it is quite far from Bangkok but worth it. Lots of food stalls near the bridge and restaurants. There was lots of shops around there to. Worth a day trip to the bridge.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dbarkaway
Reviewed 14 June 2019

The bridge on the river kwai has been restored and is well maintained. It is functional and a meter gauge track runs on the bridge. There are portions on the bridge to click photographs of the surroundings. The railway station is small and well kept.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank aquavelva
Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

Back to Kanchanaburi, never forget to be here at the bridge. Nice view and very historic. This time I saw the train as well.

Date of experience: June 2019
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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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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
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