As a kid (and even now) I was a big fan of the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” so getting to visit the real bridge was a real treat. Although the movie wasn’t exactly how history recorded the events, that didn’t diminish my experience and the poignant reminders that so many POW’s lost their lives in building the railway. Also just by pure coincidence, I was white water rafting in Sri Lanka a few years and during a stop, the guided pointed out that the Bridge on the River Kwai movie was filmed at that exact point !! So I said this is not Thailand, but obviously to moviegoers the places look pretty the same.

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