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Bridge Over the River Kwai

Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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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 2 days ago

Guys it's a bridge nothing exciting hahaha. I can remember watching the movie with my late farther, who would have thought I would step onto the bridge one day. It has character place, very well kept with plenty going on, school children singing and playing...More

Thank Golden1966
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit, to walk through the railway bridge, children liked it a lot. Nearby there is a small market.

Thank Yuliya G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see if you like history or have children. We all enjoyed the visit very much. Wish we had seen the movie prior to visiting bridge.

Thank clcuva
Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome, see the original bridge. Good market stalls close bye. The bridge is 2km from town. You can ride a train on the Death Railway which was great but watch your heads if you put them out of the window as bamboo hits the side...More

Thank Lionsmaine
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful place to learn some history and shop for souvenirs. One of the few places in Kanchanaburi for tourist style shopping,

Thank JJ K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Original, maybe it's not but the atmospere is great and frim Felix redort hotel is oerfect to discover it.

Thank Antoinevillab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original wooden structure has been replaced by an iron one. If you do the guided trip from Bangkok on bus you will ride the train after lunch. During the ride you will go over one of the original wooden bridges very cool. Shortly after...More

Thank Kenny W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful to see. Bridge is a bit scary to walk over. Trains give little to no warning so be very careful as this train bridge is still in use. Beautiful war time story

Thank KylieH3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a walk through the markets down but the river, then onto the bridge. It's a little bit exciting as you can see the water underneath the walkway. We were so lucky ..... a train came past and all the tourists just moved to the...More

Thank Trishb2302
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge is what I really looked forward to see, but turned out to be very touristy. Instead, hellfire pass remembrance turned out to be an unexpected impactful experience. Because you can walk the track, very impactful for kids. The original sleepers still visible.

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22 May 2017|
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Response from jbscram | Reviewed this property |
Hi Louise, I agree with the person above. I didn't have a company. It is pretty easy to get to. Personally, I wouldn't get a guide, but it is possible that once you are there, some locals will try to get you to hire... More
7 May 2017|
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Response from lizardrun S | Reviewed this property |
From Kanchanaburi station take the earliest train back to Thon Buri at 0719hrs. You will be safe enough to catch your train then.
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Eastworld | Reviewed this property |
There is a book in a cupboard on the left of the entrance archway. It has the names, gravesite and some other information.