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Bridge Over the River Kwai

Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 514 522
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived by longtail boat, walked the bridge and had lunch in lovely riverside restaurant, The bridge is as it was repaired after allied bomb damage. Train still operational several times a day - lovely ride through countryside - stopping at a couple of villages on...More

Thank relaxed64
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had booked a private tour for two people that took us to the: war cemetery, museum, by boat to the bridge on the river Kwai and an hour train ride on the ‘Death railway’ which ended with a lunch. The tour guide and driver...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Here to take some nice photos on the bridge. Enjoy buffet lunch at the restaurant beside this bridge.

Thank Bryan W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old historical bridge in Kanchanabhri, over River Kwai, rail runs accross bridge, can walk accross when no train in operation, good upstream and downstream views, a lot of tourist crowd and shops and restaurants on both sides.

Thank regm889
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge needs no review. Start your trace through history from here. Do the museums. Do visit Hellfire Pass. Do the train. Do pay your respects at the cemeteries. Buy some black spinel or black onyx jewellery

Thank Julian H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've seen the old movie, Bridge over the River Kwai, you can relate to this area immensely, and if you havent seen it, you should watch it to gain an understanding. Also well worth visiting is the War cemetery; a final resting place for...More

Thank poteafarm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we made the effort to go and see this bridge. The history centre tells the story behind its construction and give the tragic details on the conditions and torture these brave men endured to complete the building of this bridge. I personally felt...More

Thank Skyrosey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You and you can walk over the bridge and that is about it. There are booths and stands set up with the locals trying to sell stuff. Other than historical aspects of WWII not much to do nor see. The shopping is the same as...More

Thank Tracy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a big tree near the bridge where all the birds would come back at evening and social there. Magic!

Thank rayerwang
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historical bridge over the river kwai. The train still runs so always be aware if your surroundings. You can walk the while bridge which i a special moment. Definitly a must visit when in the area

Thank fiona v
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judith112016
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
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ikadri123
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
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macca695
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.
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