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Images of Kanchanaburi (bridge over River Kwai)

Kanchanaburi is located about 130 km west of Bangkok. Its environment is rather pleasant with quite a few rivers, and pleasant river resorts.

One of the major attractions to foreigners is the bridge over the river Kwai, immortalized in the movie of the same name. The bridge is still standing, part of it original (it was destroyed after all during the war). Closeby are the Allied War Cemeteries, and the JEATH war museum. Many, both locals and prisoners of war, perished in constructing the railway from Thailand to Burma, needed as a supply line for their troops during WW II by the Japanese.


Bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

Bridge over the River Kwai

When walking over the bridge (it won't be empty the way you see it here), be very careful. There are about a thousand places where you can fall down to the river (and get killed).

 

Floating Restaurants, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

Floating Restaurants, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

  Allied War Cemeteries, Kanchanaburi

Caring for the Dead, Allied War Cemeteries, Kanchanaburi


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Content, including images, by Guido Vanhaleweyk, Bangkok.