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River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017

Travel log November 10, 2017 06:00

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History buffs shouldn't miss the annual River Kwai Bridge Week in Kanchanaburi this month

The River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017 is being organized from 24 November to 6 December at the River Kwai Bridge and Klip Bua Stadium in Mueang district, Kanchanaburi.

The annual River Kwai Bridge Week is organised with an aim of promoting tourism and creating greater awareness of Kanchanaburi as a destination for both domestic and international tourists.

The highlight is the light-and-sound show that tells the stories of the World War II in honour of the prisoners of war who built the infamous Death Railway, the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Hellfire Pass. This year the show will present the story on the construction of the Death Railway.

The light-and-sound show is scheduled twice a day on 24 – 25 November and 1 – 2 December, at 19.00 Hrs. and 20.30 Hrs. On 26-30 November and 3-6 December, there will one show a day at 20.00 Hrs.

A total of 1,200 seats per show are available at a price of 300 Baht per seat. Tickets can be purchased before the show or in advance at the Kanchanaburi Provincial Hall, Tel: +66 (0) 3451 1778, 3451 5208 and 3451 2399.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017, offering some great shopping opportunities for local products, along with a range of entertainments, such as exhibitions from governmental organisations and educational institutions, a mini motor show, concert and cultural performances.

While in Kanchanaburi, visitors can also visit other well-known attractions including Srinakharin Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam, Sai Yok Noi and Yai Waterfalls, Erawan Waterfall, Mon Bridge, Mueang Sing Historical Park, Three Pagodas Pass, Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Underwater City, The Bridge of the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and World War II Museum and Art Gallery More details are available at, look for Kanchanaburi.