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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.)
Original photo North end of the bridge Northern section/crater behind Northern section Sourthern section
Original photo 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