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Bridge over the River Kwai
(Kanchanaburi-Thailand)

This black iron bridge owes its fame to numerous pictures and books and is part of the “Death railway” that connects Thailand with Burma. During the Second World War, it was a frequent target of bombing, so it had to be restored after the war. Today, the bridge continues to lead the historic route from Kanchanaburi to the Nam Tok Railway Station. The most famous part of the railway is certainly Bridge 277, otherwise known as the “bridge over the river Kwai”, which was built over the Mae Klong river. The bridge is imortalized in the book by Pierre Boulle, according to which the planetary popular film was created and the story that describes the construction of the bridge has caused many disagreements about historical (non)accuracy. This is the place where filming occured and You definitely have to visit it. The museum is located in Kanchanaburi.

Category: Kanchanaburi što posjetiti, Must visit, Museum-art-palace, Things to do in Thailand,

Tips:

If You don’t have enough time to stay in Kanchanaburi for a few days, the Rabbit recommends to take the tourist train which will take You for a short tour of the city’s most important attractions.

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Address:
Kwaiyai Rd, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand

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GPS Coordinates:
14.040905, 99.503729 (14°02’27.3″N, 99°30’13.4″E)

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Price:
Free

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Size:
Small

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0-24h

GPS Coordinates: 14.040905, 99.503729 (14°02’27.3″N, 99°30’13.4″E)
The Bridge on the river Kwai is located around 150 meters from the railroad station Ban Mae Nam Khwae Yai in the center of Kanchanaburi, GPS: 14.043157, 99.504855 (14°02’35.4″N, 99°30’17.5″E).
Address: Kwaiyai Rd, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand

 

Translations:

If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
ช่วยเปิดมิเตอร์ด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

 

Additional translation:

Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

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