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Kanchanaburi Festival for Historic Railway

November 26, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , ,

The weeklong Bridge on the River Kwai Festival begins this week in Kanchanaburi. This historic railroad bridge is a part of the infamous Death Railway built during World War II by Allied prisoners of war and Asian slave laborers.

The annual festival held in late November and early December, commemorates the destruction of this bridge and dramatizes the dark history of the construction of the Death Railway.

The highlight of this celebration is a spectacular Sound and Light Show, a huge cinematic event complete with life-like simulations of shrieking airplanes and exploding bombs. The festival also features a remembrance ceremony and some fun shopping for local sweets and snacks.

Kanchanaburi makes a great midweek or weekend escape to ride the railroad and visit the war museums especially the one at Hellfire Pass. A beautiful land with two major rivers, Kanchanaburi has wonderful parks, waterfalls and scenic areas.

For more information on Kanchanburi and the Bridge on the River Kwai Festival or booking details, please contact [email protected].

Photo by Photographer Sergy

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