March 27, 2010
In 1942, Kanchanaburi was under Japanese control. It was here that Allied POWs (Prisoners Of War), when building the infamous Thailand-Burma Railway, constructed an important bridge over the River Kwai. This event was immortalised in the world famous film ” The Bridge over the River Kwai” . It is estimated that half of the prisoners working on the project died from beatings, starvation, disease, maltreatment, jungle fever, accidents and exhaustion.
Discover the Bridge over the River Kwai with our KT1 tour : Sightseeing and Shopping