Kanchanaburi is located in the west of Thailand, and is situated 129 km from Bangkok and covers a total area of approximately 19,483 km. being the country’s third largest province after Nakhon Ratchasima and Chiang Mai. Topographically, it is covered with timber and evergreen forests. The district covers the source valleys of the rivers Kwae Yai and Kwae Noi ("River Kwai"), which merge at the city Kanchanaburi and form the Mae Klong River there. Most foreigners when they think of Kanchanaburi they think of the River Kwai Bridge and the history of the Second World War. Kanchanaburi however, has so much more in the way of waterfalls, mountains, dams, fishing, boating, trekking and cave exploration. Sai Yok National Park is very popular.
The Bridge over the River Kwai, This famous bridge is spans the Kwai Yai River. It was brought from Java by the Japanese Army and assembled at the River Kwai by the war prisoners. Bombed several times in 1945, it was rebuilt after the war. The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections. An estimated 16,000 war prisoners and 49,000 impressed labourers died during the constrution of the bridge and the Death-Railway line that leads to Burma. River Kwae Bridge Week held every year around the end of November until the beginning of December to commemorate the significance of the Death Railway and the Bridge over the River Khwae taking place in World War II. Visitors can see the historical and archaeological exhibition, folk performances, booths of products, entertaining activities, and light and sound show.
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