The Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

Last September, I visited Kanchanaburi, a city in western Thailand. It is famous for the Death Railway, built during World War II. Therefore, I would like to share my photos and historical information.

Historic bridges & rail lines were built by the Japanese army’s prisoners of war during World War II.

Sleepy dogs

The Bridge on the River Khwae has become notoriously famous and attracted both Thais and foreigners to the place. Because of several films and books. (example: The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957)

The Bridge on the River Kwai movie is a 1957 epic war film directed by David Lean and based on the 1952 novel written by Pierre Boulle. Although the film uses the historical setting of the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–1943, the plot and characters of Boulle’s novel and the screenplay are almost entirely fictional.

If an ordinary black iron bridge can tell a story, you can be sure it’s a dramatic one.

Grandma

Hope you like my post. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Stay safe and take care!

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