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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - IMDb

If all you can spare is one day, you can see the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai as a day trip out of Bangkok for just 200 baht (£4 or $6), using the 07:45 passenger train from Bangkok (Thonburi station) to River Kwae Bridge station and returning on the afternoon train. The trains run daily, with enough time to see and walk across the Bridge, and perhaps take a cycle rickshaw to the war graveyard in central Kanchanaburi and boarding your return train there. . You won't get to see Hellfire pass this way, or travel along the Kwai Bridge to Nam Tok section of line, although you could choose to travel Bangkok-Nam Tok and back instead of spending time at Kanchanaburi. That way you'd cross the Bridge on board a train, and see the line & scenery all the way to Nam Tok.

If all you can spare is one day, you can see the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai as a day trip out of Bangkok for just 200 baht (£4 or $6), using the 07:45 passenger train from Bangkok (Thonburi station) to River Kwae Bridge station and returning on the afternoon train. The trains run daily, with enough time to see and walk across the Bridge, and perhaps take a cycle rickshaw to the war graveyard in central Kanchanaburi and boarding your return train there. . You won't get to see Hellfire pass this way, or travel along the Kwai Bridge to Nam Tok section of line, although you could choose to travel Bangkok-Nam Tok and back instead of spending time at Kanchanaburi. That way you'd cross the Bridge on board a train, and see the line & scenery all the way to Nam Tok.

Title: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8.2 /10

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    To learn more about the history of the Burma-Siam Death Railway and the Bridge on the River Kwai, 'River Kwai Railway' by Clifford Kinvig is highly recommended. If you haven't read it already, Eric Lomax's is amazing, the true story of his experience on the Death Railway and his reconciliation with the Japanese interpreter who tortured him. It's now a major film with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, but although the film is excellent I'd say it struggles to achieve the same power as Eric Lomax's book.

    To learn more about the history of the Burma-Siam Death Railway and the Bridge on the River Kwai, 'River Kwai Railway' by Clifford Kinvig is highly recommended. If you haven't read it already, Eric Lomax's is amazing, the true story of his experience on the Death Railway and his reconciliation with the Japanese interpreter who tortured him. It's now a major film with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, but although the film is excellent I'd say it struggles to achieve the same power as Eric Lomax's book.