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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not at all what we expected but definitely glad we went. Suggest going earlier on as it was getting very busy as we left around 11.30am. It's open 24/7 so accessible anytime. We went in the evening which is quite lovely with all the lights...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nickbev
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is no doubt a great tragedy happened here, the suffering, loss of life and man's inhumanity to man is all on display but unless you have a deep personal reason or are already in the area this is not worth the 3+ hour trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having visited Thailand and being Australian I have often heard the stories of the nearly 7,000 deaths of Allied Prisoners of War on the "Death Railway'' . I did this as a day trip from Bangkok as part of a private tour with Wendy Wu...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tonyw488
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This metal bridge over River Kwai is a must visit when you are in Kanchanaburi. It is near places of many resorts, food, pubs, floating restaurants, street stalls. Many people walked over the metal bridge. When the train is passing over the bridge, it slow...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2015ECL05
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went there last year and did not found it so interesting. This is of course a must see in Kanchanaburi but well, this will take you 20 minutes maximum in a day and dont worst to do an excursion only for this. You can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 551hugob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an iron version of the original wooden one. You must take time to walk across the bridge and remember the history behind this bridge. If you are in the area then this must be a stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 277dianneh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watched the movie as a child. Walking down the bridge brought great memories of the movie back. The location is otherwise also very peaceful and pretty. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Apratim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t times changed, having visited nearly 30 years ago. The old wooden bridge has been removed. The areas all around the bridge have been commercialised totally like have most major monuments in Thailand have. If you haven’t been there it would be worth it as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mork001
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled on a small minibus,which takes between 2-2.5 hours, depending upon the traffic.Prices vary, so its best to shop around for the best price, I booked directly with a tour company on Th Khao San,near the National Museum. You pay more,depending upon the type...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank blackpoolsteve2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many people lost their lives building this bridge and supporting railway. As many more did in the war itself. It is good to visit to understand. You can walk along the bridge which is made of steal and concrete, given the temporary wooden one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 5, 2018|
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Response from Robin C | Reviewed this property |
You can get a train from Hatyai to Bangkok. Second class sleeper is OK, but take some snacks for the journey. You can get a train from Thonburi ( other side of the river from the rest of Bangkok and these trains go to... More
October 9, 2018|
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Response from Daniel I | Reviewed this property |
Go straight to Ko Chang, it's everything you were hoping thailand would be, and its about 10 years behind in the huge tourism wave.
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Response from JoanH165 | 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