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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 3 days ago

Historically important, iconic place, and you can actually walk right along it. A symbol of so much death and suffering, yet in a peaceful and picturesque setting. Added to the end of my holiday and so glad I went. Along with the Death Railway Museum...More

Thank Dave_B_F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place, but only if you know some history about WW-II. Otherwise just ugly iron bridge:)

Thank Matjaz L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit to walk across the bridge, especially when the train is crossing the bridge. There is a lovely temple on the other side.

Thank Armando A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 30 minute First class train ride from Thakilen to Wang Po on an old Diesel train on the Burmese railway. What a fabulous experience! First class certainly wasn't like anything I'd experienced before!! We then had lunch at a typical Thai restaurant...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up here after train journey from Nam Tok. Sounds a bit daft but better than I thought it would be. We walked back and forth over the track with the kids who LOVED the fact they could walk on a train track. Good way...More

Thank answ76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular place with locals and foreigners... Very busy on weekends.. Is free and open 24h. You can across the bridge by foot, just be careful when the train is passing by. There aren't any warning or alarm to Alert you. The trains runs 2x...More

Thank nuno a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, alot of tourists. A great Chinese temple across the bridge. Also the surrounding city is very interesting and the locals are very friendly.

Thank ville m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent around 20 mins there. It was hot and sunny. Easily accessible by foot. Bring a bottle of water along as it was very hot.

Thank SforSingapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the second time I've been. Had to see and pay my respects. Have to hold your hat off to those men to build a good bridge like that in this heat and humidity. There where 2 bridges side by side 1 which was wood...More

Thank richy66673
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the bridge and walked along the length of the bridge. This has a lot of history and was worth coming here to see it.

Thank Ken L
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I am history teacher but only staying a few days in Bangkok. What is the best company to do military day tour for bridge, museum, death camp and building of rail to use. The longest time there with most information please . Solo female traveller
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
What time do you get back to Bangkok as we have a flight later that evening to catch
8 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.
Karen C
If we want to find a specific grave at the cemetery how do we do this?
6 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.