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River Kwai

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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We did the 2 day tour from Hua Hin and stayed in a hotel on the River Kwai which was basic to say the least. The tour was fantastic to see the old bridge and to walk round the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Paphos, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a review of the River Kwai, not the infamous bridge. As such, this is a river much like any other in Thailand, a brown, silty river, supporting many people along its banks. The river is best viewed away from the bridge, either from a hired boat or from one of the many floating lodges further upstream. A trip... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just loved everything about this place, from the old bridge in the museum to the working bridge, which you can walk over but look out for the train!..... Loved eating lunch at the restaurant overlooking the river and bridge and drinking ice cold lemonade, which they can make, like everything else look sooo pretty!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an open house to walk along the track. Not much control over the visitors (especially when a train comes). A bit dangerous on the side platforms if you are tall as the electrical cables across the river are quite low. Very moving as the original rails laid by the POWs are still in place (narrower than the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge bridge was brought Kanchanaburi by the Japanese and assembled by the prisoners of world war two. Also the prisoners built a wooden bridge about quarter of a klm from this steel bridge that no longer stands except for the pylons on shore where the museum now stands, Well worth a visit, wear thick soled shoes when extremely hot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge was built in order to remind the memory of the death railways (The original one was nearby but there is only the foundation left). The place and its surroundings is a bit too commercialized but still worth coming!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very organized tour side with anything you want to buy nearby. Nice photo spot and it was interesting to walk over the bridge. While walking over there even came a train and we could wait in a little spot on the bridge and take pictures of the passing train. Very nice.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in the area, a visit to the river Kwai and the infamous bridge is a must. The river itself is stunning and there are some lovely spots to eat while over looking the river. You are allowed to walk on the bridge, just beware that it is still in use and if a train comes while you are... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 2 day tour from Hua Hin and stayed in a hotel on the River Kwai which was basic to say the least. The tour was fantastic to see the old bridge and to walk round the museum and the cemetery was unforgettable and very moving. Seeing all the graves of those who gave their lives was an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You take a train from Bangkok, and after few hours ride in an old train, full of tourists, many of them Thay students, you find yourself crossing bridge across the famous river. The bridge is not the original one, build by POW, but a new one. Still you can get the feelings of level of horror, building the bridge caused,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to sit and watch the river from the museum or from the restaurants close to the bridge. Also nice walk on the bridge, although can be very crowded and moving a bit dangerous with small children.

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