Friday, September 23, 2011

The Bridge over River Kwai @ Kanchanaburi City

Feel free to view my previous write up on Kanchanaburi Town
And for trip summary, please view HERE

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The greatest attractions in Kanchanaburi are the historical bridge over the River Kwai and the death railway. The railways connects Thailand and Burma; built by the empire of Japan during the World War 2. Forced labour - Asian labours and allied prisoner of war (POWs) were used in its construction. Almost half of the prisoners worked in this project died from disease, maltreatment and accident. 


It is even filmed as The Bridge on the River Kwai where it borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-43 for its historical settings.


Here, I am going to share up some photos I have taken during my visit to the River Kwai. :)

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You could just walk along the railway. Of course, you have to be really careful because at some times of the day, there are train passing through. 

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On one end, there are folks selling souvenirs such as Jade, and tee shirt and goodies. 

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Grab a piece of souvenirs for remembrance 

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River Kwai Park - a place selling goods and souvenirs

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5 comments:

Food Dreams said...

Thks for sharing the beautiful pics... and I love that you visit more interesting places in Thailand than the norm! :)

Kelvin said...

U did not take picture close up of the Goddess of Mercy statue?

ai wei said...

food dreams,
thanks :) hehe
there are lots other interesting place in Thailand i wish to visit.
nowadays air tix so expensive :(


kelvin,
oh no, it is very far away and i am not equipped with zoom lens and so on, that's why, i didn't manage on close up photos

Wen Ching said...

Very nice photos! Meaningful but sad history about the building of the railway. Nice places you've been!

Christine said...

nice shots dear!
made me wanna visit this place :)

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