Bridge Over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

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Walk across a landmark of 20th-century history at Bridge Over the River Kwai, an impressive structure best known as the setting for a world-famous book and film. Constructed under Japanese authority by Allied POWs and Asian slave-laborers, the bridge is part of the Burma Railway route, and can now be traversed by foot. Bombed extensively by Allied forces during World War II, the bridge has been restored and once again cuts an imposing figure against the surrounding scenery. For anyone with an interest in social and military history--or literature and film, for that matter--the bridge represents an important and fulfilling place to visit. See Bridge Over the River Kwai and all Kanchanaburi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanchanaburi trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • **VIATOR** rip off! I booked this tour with VIATOR. * Picked u p at 7am and had to travel around Bangkok city to multiple hotels to pick up other people. This put a strain on enjoying the tour as we....  more
    **VIATOR** rip off! I booked this tour with VIATOR. * Picked u p at 7am and had to travel around Bangkok city to multiple hotels to pick up other people. This put a strain on enjoying the tour as we....  more »
  • A very memorable and nostalgic visit to a place steeped in history. The Bridge on the River Kwai tells about the sufferings and hardship endured by brave men who were forced to build this railway... 
    A very memorable and nostalgic visit to a place steeped in history. The Bridge on the River Kwai tells about the sufferings and hardship endured by brave men who were forced to build this railway...  more »
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  • There is not entrance fee. It is better to visit in the mornings of week days because in other times it is full of people. So many that it can be annoying. There is a nice market by the bridge and you can see the train passing sometimes in the day. If you keep walking south you can get to one of the rock cuttings similar to hellfire pass.
  • It is an old bridge. We have similar structures in India. It is a popular tourist destination and attracts Thai tourists also. This place has a lot of eateries. There is a nearby private war museum. The war museum is a must visit because it has too many items on display. Usually most foreigners ride the train from this stop so the train gets really crowded. It might be a good idea to board the train on the previous stop. Train tickets cost around 100 THB for foreigners.

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