Death Railway and Bridge Over the River Kwai from Bangkok
Country : Thailand
City : Bangkok
Thailand is Kanchanaburi province is home to the famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Thai-Burma Death Railway, both poignant reminders of the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives during World War II.
Kanchanaburi is the third biggest province in Thailand. The area is mostly mountains and hilly terrains. Important rivers are the Kwai Yai and the Kwai Noi which merge at the Mae Klong River.
For most visitors the main sight of interest is the Bridge over the River Kwai, as the start of the infamous World War II Death Railway to Burma (now Myanmar), as well as the many associated museums. There is an increasingly thriving backpacker scene taking advantage of the chilled-out riverside vibe for those who want to get away from Bangkok. Kanchanaburi is also the gateway to the surrounding province of the same name. More foreign visitors are discovering why Thais know it as one of the most beautiful provinces in the country with its easily accessible waterfalls and national parks.
Located in the west of Thailand, 129 km from Bangkok Attraction Operating time Daily 8am - 6pm