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“Well worth a visit if you are in the area.”
Review of Wooden Mon Bridge

Wooden Mon Bridge
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Owner description: It is the longest wooden bridge in Thailand and it was built for comfortable transportation of people living in Sangkhlaburi and Mon Villagers. Nowadays the bridge is closed for vehicles but you can still walk over the wooden bridge. The bridge is a popular place to see an unforgettable sunset or sunrise at the dam. You also can take a bath like the Mon kids.
Reviewed 5 March 2014

This teak bridge was broken in the middle in the floods recently and they have constructed a floating walkway of bamboo alongside so they can continue to cross. It was very interesting to see and the area is lovely with views of the river.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

It was like stepping back in time!
Even though the bridge has been damaged, you cannot cross it but you can still walk to the edge. There is a smaller floating bamboo bridge that has been temporarily constructed if you are feeling brave enough!

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

It's a long, long way from Bangkok to Songkhaburi (5-6 hours), but the drive is fabulous (especially the last couple of hours) and the wooden bridge at Songkhaburi makes the trip all the more worthwhile. Don't be discouraged by the fact that part of the old wooden bridge collapsed in a flood a few months back. The ingenuity of the local people has created an even more interesting "attraction" with the construction of a floating bamboo bridge that parallels the much higher original wooden bridge. The floating bamboo bridge is surprisingly stable and strong, with virturally no sway or bounce on the water. A clever raised portion with steps in the center allows small boats to pass under/through the bridge. From the bamboo bridge, you can get even better views and photos of the old wooden bridge than before (unless you went out in a boat). You can still walk out on the wooden bridge from either side as well, up to the collapsed portion (approximatly 20% of the structure). The area is beautiful and peaceful and the local people very friendly. Well worth going to.

Suggest to spend a few days in the area to visit the lake and Three Pagodas Pass, and other sights in Kanchanaburi, otherwise you will be too rushed. There's a lot to see and enjoy in the province.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

An interesting and significant feature of the town. The wooden Mon Bridge connects Sangkhlaburi town with the adjacent Mon village - both of which were relocated when the Khao Laem Dam was built about 30 years ago.

Well, it did until the centre of it collapsed in flooding/heavy rain a few months ago. It is proposed to repair it and in the meantime a pedestrian bamboo affair connects the two towns - itself an interesting feature that hopefully will be retained and maintained.

You can walk across to the Mon village - no charge. Look out for kids touting "guide" services and spouting rote information on the bridge - but you only need to give them 20 Baht or so and if you can get one who delivers in English worth it.

Lots of houseboat affairs on either side, and some quaint rattan and wood houses on the Mon side, as well as a few stalls selling trinkets and fruit. Interesting red bananas!

Thank GaryWhite2013
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Was devastating that the bridge collapsed a few months ago. When I was there, it was great walking along the iconic image of Sangkhlaburi. It really does make a postcard picture, just a shame that the bridge collapsed. Hopefully they will be able to rebuild it soon.

Thank Scottdogg90
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