A Kanchanaburi!

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Restaurant-Pizzeria Bell's will be happy to welcome you in Kanchanaburi, the town crossed by the Kwai Noi River where the famous Bridge of River said.

 

A little history

 

Kanchanaburi (Thai กาญจนบุรี) is a western city of Thailand cash in 2014 ~ 52 000 inhabitants. It is located at the confluence of the Kwai Noi River Kwai Yai with the river, which was built in 1942 the famous bridge over the River Kwai by prisoners of war under the command of Japanese troops.

 

Monuments and museums in Kanchanaburi are visible: Among others the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum (opened in March 2003) and the JEATH War Museum, about the bridge itself. 

 

The railway of death (Death Railway), used by the railways in Thailand and several allied cemeteries of World War Also in Kanchanaburi.

Approximately 180,000 civilians indigenous and 60,000 Allied POWs were forced to work on the construction of the railway. Of these, approximately 90,000 civilians and 16,000 prisoners of war died during the work. Among the dead prisoners, there are 6,318 British, 2,815 Australian, Dutch 2490, 356 Americans and fewer Canadians.

Construction begins September 16, 1942 and lasts for one and a half while the estimate initially provided by Japanese engineers was three years. She made both ends at once: the Thai coast to Burma in the west, on flat ground to the Kwai Yai and the Burmese side to the east. The junction took place about 37 kilometers south of the border between Burma and Thailand

 

Kanchanaburi is close to the Erawan National Park and its beautiful waterfalls, and is also the nearest town of Tiger Temple, which is located about 38 kilometers northwest.

This information is taken from Wikipedia

Thailand

Red Kanchanaburi province

1 Kanchanaburi

A cemeteries

The train station

The famous bridge

Mosaic nearby

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