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Presentation River Kwai Bridge

Thai name : สะพานข้ามแม่น้ำแคว
My opinion:
Also called Death Railway Bridge and subject of a movie, this bridge and the railway line that takes it have a heavy history. During World War II between 1942 and 1943, under the yoke of Japanese, thousands of prisoners were killed at work while building the section of railway track that should link Bangkok to Burma.
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Practical information about River Kwai Bridge

Try to be there when the train passes on the bridge, well, not on the bridge (even if it is possible, there are spaces provided to park on the side of the track) but on the river bank to see the train pass. I also advise you to cross the River Kwai Bridge completely. There is a large Chinese temple and the tomb of the Chinese soldier to visit a few minutes walk on the other side.

How to get to River Kwai Bridge ?

If you have chosen a hotel in Kanchanaburi in town, you can probably walk to the bridge easily. Otherwise hire a tuk-tuk or cycle a rental bike (some accommodations offer them to their guests)
To go visit River Kwai Bridge, you can also book one of the tours below.

Some tours going River Kwai Bridge

Kanchanaburi: Death Railway, River Kwai Bridge & WWII Museum Kanchanaburi
By TakeMeTour

Kanchanaburi: Death Railway, River Kwai Bridge & WWII Museum

This private Kanchanaburi tour from Bangkok focuses on WWII history. Travel along the historic route and discover WWII relics around Kanchanaburi from the Death Railway (Thai-Burma Railway), Bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, JEATH War Museum, and more.

Kanchanaburi: Erawan Waterfall, Death Railway, WWII Museum and River Kwai Kanchanaburi
By TakeMeTour

Kanchanaburi: Erawan Waterfall, Death Railway, WWII Museum and River Kwai

Let's explore the famous historical city, Kanchanaburi. The highlight of the trip would be relaxing at the Erawan waterfall after the long historical day!

Kanchanaburi : Cycling Along Local Farm and Learn Thai Culture at the Temple Kanchanaburi
By TakeMeTour

Kanchanaburi : Cycling Along Local Farm and Learn Thai Culture at the Temple

Cycling on Thai farm you can relax your eyes with rice field, Banana farm, Papaya farm. Moreover, you will have to visit and learn Buddhist culture at the temple and relax inside the cave and also taste local food and fruit juice.

Death Railway Tour in Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi
By TakeMeTour

Death Railway Tour in Kanchanaburi

Let's go and explore Kanchanaburi Province! Visit the River Kwai Bridge to the Death Railway and the beautiful and marvelous Tiger Cave in one day with me, your one and only Local Expert!

Explore the Best of Kanchanaburi's Nature with a Local  Kanchanaburi
By TakeMeTour

Explore the Best of Kanchanaburi's Nature with a Local

Choose between 3 programs to discover Kanchanaburi

Go On a Train Tour To Kanchanaburi Province Kanchanaburi
By TakeMeTour

Go On a Train Tour To Kanchanaburi Province

Take a train, sightseeing Bridge over the River Kwai, visit a beautiful waterfall, try good food. Join me on this fun and local trip.

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