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Bridge on the River Kwai

These photos are of the last of the original bridges built over the River Kwai as part of the Death Railway, connecting Thailand and Burma, during World War 2. Thousands of Japanese prisoners-of-war were put to work on the railway. One out of three died. (Although the majority of tourists to Thailand come from Japan, almost none of them visit this site.)
North end of the bridge Northern section/crater behind Northern section Sourthern section Original photo of the bridge
Former prisoners-of-war camp Tracks running north River Kwai seen from the bridge Tracks running south View of the bridge and River Kwai from the bomb crater
Shrine to the Buddha A view from the bridge War Museum exhibit Original photo Cemetery