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River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2018

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River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2018

Travel log 

 

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One event not to be missed and not that far to travel from Bangkok is the annual River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair. The River Kwai Bridge is one Thailand’s more recent historical attractions built during the Second World War.

 

The bridge today commemorates the sacrifice of British, American, Australian, Dutch, and New Zealand prisoners of war, in addition to many Thai, Myanmar, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malay, and Indian labourers, who were among the estimated 61,700 people who died there.

 

This year’s River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2018 takes place from November 30 to December 9.

 

This event pays respect to their memory while also balancing the freedom of all who attend. It is known for staging one of Thailand’s most spectacular light and sound shows which relates the history of the bridge. Many other archeological exhibitions, folk shows, food stalls and more and a complete schedule of actives and events round out the fair.

 

For more information, contact the TAT Kanchanaburi Office on Tel. (0) 3451 1200, (0) 3451 2500

or E-mail: tatkan@tat.or.th, tourismkan@gmail.com

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Travel_log/30359498

 
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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2018

Hmm, I do hope that's the correct spelling of 'week' there.

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Cross fingers they managed to defuse the WWII grenades and bombs they discovered recently under the bridge. 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Railway#Prisoners_of_war

 

Excerpt:

The remains of United States personnel were repatriated. Of the 668 US personnel forced to work on the railway, 133 died. This included personnel from USS Houston and the 131st Field Artillery Regiment of the Texas Army National Guard. The Americans were called the Lost Battalion as their fate was unknown to the United States for more than two years after their capture.[31]

 

American military captured in the Philippines cmm Wake Island cmm and elsewhere were sent to Japan.

 

Terry

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24 minutes ago, Jack Mountain said:

American?

Hmmmm.  At least  not  first on the list  but certainly  should  be  after  all of the others including  the Asian countries.

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21 hours ago, Lupatria said:

Cross fingers they managed to defuse the WWII grenades and bombs they discovered recently under the bridge. 

 

Try Ratchaburi on the Mae Klong River.

 

Win 😎

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