The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Kanchanaburi Office is organising the River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017 from 24 November to 6 December at the River Kwai Bridge and Klip Bua Stadium in Mueang district, Kanchanaburi.
The annual River Kwai Bridge Week is organised with an aim of promoting tourism and creating greater awareness of Kanchanaburi as a destination for both domestic and international tourists.
Highlight is the light-and-sound show that tells the stories of the World War II in honour of the prisoners of war who built the infamous Death Railway, the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Hellfire Pass. This year the show will present the story on the construction of the Death Railway.
Updated on 22 November, 2017: There will be two light-and-sound shows a day on 24 – 25 November and 1 December, at 19.00 Hrs. and 21.00 Hrs., and one show a day on 26 November and 3 December at 19.00 Hrs. and on 2 December on 21.00 Hrs.
There are a total of 1,200 seats per show at 300 Baht, 500 Baht and 1,000 Baht per seat. Tickets can be purchased before the show or in advance at http://www.icvapp.com/kanchanaburi or call +66 (0) 83 989 6780 and +66 (0) 83 989 6824.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017, offering plenty of shopping opportunity for local products, along with a range of entertainments, such as exhibitions from governmental organisations and educational institutions, a mini motor show, concert and cultural performances.
While in Kanchanaburi, visitors can also visit other famous attractions including Srinakharin Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam, Sai Yok Noi and Yai Waterfalls, Erawan Waterfall, Mon Bridge, Mueang Sing Historical Park, Three Pagodas Pass, Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Underwater City, The Bridge of the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and World War II Museum and Art Gallery (more details at www.tourismthailand.org, look for Kanchanaburi)