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Bridge Over the River Kwai

Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 514 522
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“the river”(684 reviews)
“train ride”(120 reviews)
“death railway”(167 reviews)
About
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 1 week ago

Being an aussie there is a lot of very intersting history here .you need at least 2 or 3 days to have a good look around.The train to hellfire pass is a must also

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since I’m old enough to remember the movie, this bridge was fun for me to see. A local train to and from Bangkok still runs on this “death railway.”

Thank Joan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was booked thru Tour East and I clicked the wrong one, so we missed the Floating Markets, which was high on our list! If you're going to spend a the day nearby, do it all! However, our tour guide was personable, engaging (inviting questions)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Touristy. Beautiful scenery. Nice photo opportunity. Vendors in the area. There was a vendor on the corner selling excellent coconut ice cream.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a lot of people. Nothing much to see. The weather was so hot. If you drive by you could stop a few minutes take a picture and go on.

Thank Fern S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic landmark which all visitor has to visit once in Kanchanaburi province. Has souvenirs and stalls near by.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally amazing viewing from the train....well worth a journey...stunning scenery. Everybody must visit at least once..

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up captivated by WWII so I knew the back story of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. So, it was only natural that I would sign up for a full day tour out of Bangkok to tour the site as well as...More

Thank County-Hunter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to combine your trip to Kanchanaburi with a visit to the War Museum and a train trip. The bridge itself is not the original and you get no idea about the suffering of the people who worked on the construction.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk across the bridge and marvel at the work so many lost their lives for. River looks tranquil today, but still hard to remember the suffering.

Thank Susan L
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judith112016
11 April 2018|
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Response from Isabelkq | Reviewed this property |
If you want the most of your trip you should include Hellfire Pass, about an hour away from Kanchanaburi but is often included in tours. The present bridge itself is very underwhelming and was built for tourists. 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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