Wednesday, May 6, 2009

30 April – River Kwai Bridge, Thailand

We visited the famous River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi. It is the symbol of the 415 km long railway that the prisoners of the occupying Japanese forces built 1942-43. Around 15,000 allied prisoners of war died during the brutal conditions.
Today, the bridge has become a weekend destination for Bangkok’s young party crowds. They arrive in doubledecker buses with serious karaokee systems. Then they party all night on floating platforms in the river. It is…loud. And weird.

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