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Kanchanaburi Province which is located in the west of Bangkok is a home to the famous Khwae Yai River or known as the “Bridge River Kwai”, a meter-gauge railway line from Ban Pong Thailand to Thanbyuzayat Burma that was constructed during WW II.

Before, the railway line is used for transportation of cargo going to India. Now, it is one of a popular tourist destination in town. The railway is developed into a walkway with side platforms which allow tourists and small trains to run back and forth across the river.

Khwai Yai River became famous when it was featured in David Lean movie and Pierre Boulle book. The cliff-hugging tracks and the natural beauty of surrounding mountains and valleys are well captured in the movie.

Khwai Yai River also passed through Saiyok National Park. It has the best viewpoints for park’s beautiful landscapes and sceneries like the Sai Yok Yai waterfall that flows into the river.

Another historical tourist destination not far from the Khwae Yai River is the Don Rak or Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, a place where the remains of the prisoners of WW II who had died while building the railway were buried.

If you’re planning to visit Kanchanaburi Province, don’t forget to drop by in the Bridge of the River Kwai to sightsee, take pictures and learn its history and at the same time enjoy the natural beauty of  the town itself.

Thanks to http://www.bridgeriverkwai.com/ for the information.