A province in the Central Plains, Kanchanaburi borders Burma to the west with the Tanaosi range as a borderline. It is frequented by tourists who have been attracted by its long history and ancient civilizations, a location of the Bridge over the River Khwae – ‘Kwai’ as it is known internationally and scene of the historic World War II. Producers of the movie the Bridge Over the River Kwae are guilty of giving the river and bridge both the wrong spelling and mis-pronunciaton. It is pronounced ‘Kwae’ as in the English word ‘Hair’. The province is also famous for its natural attractions such as forests, mountains, caves and waterfalls.
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Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Interactive museum and research facility explain the construction of railway, geography, and living conditions. Brief history, community projects, pilgrimages, and references.
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