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  • Tom 9:47 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , Death Railway, , exhibits, , , , , River Kwai, River Kwai Bridge, River Kwai Bridge festival, River Kwai Bridge Week, trains, , vintage trains, , , ,   

    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 7:09 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: archaeological, , , , cultural performances, Death Railway, , , , , , JEATH War Museum, , , prisoners, Railway Museum, , River Khwae Bridge, , ,   

    Kanchanaburi prepares for River Khwae Week 

    the river kwai bridge

    the river kwai bridge: Flivkr.com

    Kanchanaburi Province in the West prepares to celebrate the annual River Khwae Week.

    Highlights of the event include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains and light and sound presentations to reenact the bridge’s World War II experience.

    A light and sound show will commemorate the historical bridge and the “Death Railway” construction. Headphones will be available for narrations in English, Japanese, Chinese and German.

    The River Khwae Week this year is held from 27 November to 8 December 2009. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:53 am on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Death Railway, , Japanese Imperial Army, , , Mon, Mon Bridge, Mon Village, , , Sangkhla Buri, , , Three Pagodas Pass,   

    Sangkhla Buri, land of 3 cultures 

    Sangkhla Buri, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    Sangkhla Buri, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    Sangkhla Buri District in Thailand’s western province of Karnchanaburi, bordering Myanmar, has its own charm and plenty of picturesque scenery. It is also a land of 3 cultures – Thai, Mon and Karen – and has now become a must-see destination.

    In 1984, the construction of Khao Laem Reservoir inundated the old Sangkhla Buri. The old temple can still be seen when the tide recedes around March and April.

    The rebuilt district is located 340 km northwest of Bangkok. It is also home to a number of ethnic groups. The longest wooden bridge in Thailand at 850 metres, the “Mon Bridge”, takes visitors to the Mon Village. (More …)

     
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