The River Kwai

Nestled amongst verdant hills, beautiful lakes, rivers and waterfalls, the small town of Kanchanaburi is a popular escape from the hubbub of Thailand‘s capital city. But what has really put Kanchanaburi on the map is the town’s signature landmark, the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai. Forming part of the notorious Death Railway, the tracks were laid during the Second World War by Allied Prisoners of War and Asian labourers, many of whom died during construction. Today the bridge acts as a stark reminder to the struggles these men had to endure, and can be crossed by foot or by rail. This week’s video pick offers a glimpse of the bridge in action, and the beautiful scenes it passes by.

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