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Bridge Over the River Kwai

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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 4 days ago via mobile

i visited like the main spots there like waterfall and the bridge and some markets it is surrounded by hills and its beautiful while travelling through the train they will stop at some places and give you some time to visit that place for a...More

Thank Denisha G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The knowledgeable guide pointed out to our tour group the gross mistakes in the movie. Wrong bridge on the wrong river filmed in the wrong country. Although I have not seen the movie, the real thing was worth the trip. It was a sad moment...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If 6 months ago someone will tell me that the Bridge of the river Kwai was in Thailand I will have a clue, so sorry for my ignorance but at last I have learn something anyway now in Thailand to see this piece of history...More

Thank JPRival
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice place to visit with local food vendors nearby that sell drinks and fresh coconut water and other refreshments. There is also a small market that sell clothing and jewelry. There is also a restaurant 100 meters from the bridge located on the...More

1  Thank Roam799841
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited thr bridge in the evening before dinner. This was my fifth visit to the bridge in the past 10 years but this was the first time I was caught on the bridge with a train running through. Thus this was a new experience...More

Thank asdaSap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, especially during the low (european) summer season and sunset. Nice view on the river and mountains. A lot of souvenir shops and street music.

Thank Katya666666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip from Bangkok which included a boat trip up the river to the bridge. We were then able to walk along the bridge.

Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this one day tour at the tour desk at our hotel. It was excellent value. £45 a head and for this we got: *Picked up from our hotel *Air conditioned coach to Kanchanaburi *Long tail speed boat ride up the river - exhilarating! *Services...More

2  Thank rosie101010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was fantastic. I was there 2 years ago but it was that hot I could not make it full way over the bridge. This time I was determined and I wasn't let down.

Thank speeroau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way is to get the train across to the next station but arrange a taxi to pick you up first as there is nothing there when you get there. Also great to walk over too so you can see it up close and take...More

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Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
I booked everything in advance (hotels and tours) through Global Basecamps because I never like to leave things to the last minute—and I was very pleased with the results. Very few of the tourist sites in Thailand are... More
11 April 2018|
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Response from runner123 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Judith, By far the best experience against the lowest cost is to take the train ( 3rd class no air-con, from Thonburi Station ( other side of the Chao Phraya river). There are only 2 trains a day. One at 7;45 am the... More
23 October 2017|
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Response from PatrickLongBeach | Reviewed this property |
you are not going to be comfortable with small children on that bridge. Me personally, no I would not let them walk on it however you can take the train. I still don't think that it is something that the children would... More