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  • Tom 9:47 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
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    River Kwai Bridge Week 

    River Kwai Bridge

    River Kwai Bridge: Flickr.com

    Date : 27 November – 8 December 2009
    Venue : River Kwai Bridge, Mueang District, Kanchanaburi

    Each year in late November to early December, the world famous River Kwai Bridge built by Allied prisoners-of-war during World War II, becomes the focal point of celebrations.

    Event highlights include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge’s World War II legacy.

    Watch the light-and-sound show in remembrance of the bridge and the construction of the “Death Railway” during World War II

    (There are 4 sets of headphones available in English, Japanese, Chinese and German). A wealth of entertainment and Exhibitions are on display. (TAT)

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  • Tom 10:34 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Bridge, demonstration, , HM the King, , , performances, realistic, , , , ,   

    Kanchanaburi holds The Bridge over the River Khwae Week 2009 

    Kanchanaburi province will hold The Bridge over the River Khwae and the Thai Red Cross Week 2009 during 27 November to 8 December, in remembrance of the historical incidents.

    The Governor of Kanchanaburi Province, Ruengsak Mahavinijchaimontri, announced the annual event The Bridge over the River Khwae and the Thai Red Cross Week 2009. The event was to commemorate the historical incidents over the bridge during World War II and to raise the awareness among the new generations.

    The activities in the event comprise traditional performances reflecting the old lifestyles, the beauty contest, and the realistic historical demonstration. In addition, on 5 December, an exhibition will be put up on the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne in order to disseminate HM’s activities for the people, with a candle – lit blessing ceremony for HM the King. (NNT)

     
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