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The River Kwai in Thailand

A picture and information about the River Kwai in Thailand, bridges across the River Kwai (aka River Khwai) where to sleep on the River Kwai, and information about a book and a film about the forced labor construction of a railroad bridge across the River Kwai.
Khwai River Houses

Hotels on the River Kwai
Several of the guest houses and lodges Kanchanaburi are sitauted on the banks of the Khwai River.

River Kwai in the Media - Bridge On the River Kwai (The Film)
- Bridge Over the River Kwai (The Book)

The Two Khwai Rivers of Thailand
- Khwae Noi River
- Khwae Yai River

About The Burma Railway
The book and movie about a bridge across the River Kwai were based on the building of the Burma Railway, a 258 mile railroadtrack between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar) The Burma Railway is also known as the Thailand-Burma Railway and also "The Death Railway". It was given the latter name because of the forced labor used to built it and the thousands of Asian prisoners and other Allied Forces POW laborers who died constructing it.

PBS "Thailand-Burma Railway" Article

PBS "Thailand-Burma Railway" Video

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