Bridge on the River Kwai

Bridge on the River Kwai – Kanchanburi, Thailand

The Bridge on the River Kwai is about 5 km from the centre of Kanchanaburi. By all means wait for one of the three daily passenger trains, all of which call at the River Kwae Bridge station, but it's best to take a cycle rickshaw. The Bridge is now surrounded on the Kanchanaburi side by a museum, cafes, shops and a couple of steam locomotives on static display. You're free to walk across the bridge on the wooden planks, but remember to stand aside for the passenger trains when one comes along. If this sounds foolhardy, remember that there is…