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- River Kwai - Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge over the River Kwai

Where is the bridge over the River Kwai? The Bridge over the River Kwai is located in Amphoe Muang Kanchanaburi, in the central region of Thailand - North of Bangkok. The famous Bridge over the River Kwai is part of the World War II 'death railway' controlled by the Japanese Army but built largely by prisoners of war. The film 'Bridge Over the River Kwai' (now on DVD) brought the facts about the history of the building and partial destruction of the original bridge to the cinema going public in the 1950's - The film was largely shot in Sri Lanka (Ceylon as it was then) not Thailand!

The war museum at the Bridge over the River Kwai houses a collection of memorabilia, pictures, weopons and utensils. A further war museum at Wat Tai houses similar.

There is a war cemetery close to the railway station. The area contains close to 7000 graves of POW's that perished whilst building the railway.

There is another war cemetery at Chongkai with a further 1750 POW's remains.

Today there are raft tours on the River Kwai quite close to the present Bridge over The River Kwai.

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