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“The famous wooden bridge, now damaged”
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.
Bangkok, Thailand
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“The famous wooden bridge, now damaged”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Built by Mon people to cross the water body where three rivers meets. In the morning, getting up early and offering food and drinking water to monks passing the bride was a great, refreshing experience.

Visited November 2013
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Kamala, Thailand
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“Broken bridge”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The bridge has nor jet been repaired after it was damaged by Water about one year ago. They are Building a new bridge, but the old one is not yey finnished.

Visited May 2014
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portugal
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“Well worth a visit if you are in the area.”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Amazing piece of engineering”
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!

Visited February 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Fascinating structure....still incredible to visit after the partial collapse”
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.

Visited January 2014
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