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    River Kwai Bridge Festival

    The River Kwai Festival

    
    November 26, 2010 - December 5, 2010
    (15.00 - 23.00)

    Kanchanaburi province, in collaboration with Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Metropolitan Bank, the State Railway of Thailand, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the River Kwai Bridge Festival and the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.

    Enjoy learning the historical records through the new perspective and format of presentation that focuses on happiness, joy and impressive splendors, while also immensely honoring those who lost their lives and the families they left behind during WWII. The history illustration, combined with the stunning shows of contemporary arts of different forms, will be impressively presented under “The War is over…This is a time to Celebrate” theme. What will be featured in the festival includes:

    The Light & Sound Show

    Based on the avoidable tragedy that happened to mankind 65 years ago, the presentation concept is thoughtfully developed under "The War is over...This is a time to Celebrate" theme and it will be spectacularly illustrated through multi-media presentations. The first of its kind in Thailand, this show will be splendidly accompanied by the music orchestra performance in the middle of the mighty River Kwai.

    Those who are interested in this show can book tickets (priced at 200, 300 and 500 THB) at:

    1) Kanchanaburi Provincial Office: Tel.034-512-399
    2) Kanchanaburi Tourism Promotion Society: Tel. 034-518-656
    3) R.S.P. Jumbo Travel Centre: Tel. 081-5868228, 034-514906

    “Street Show” Space

    The setting and decorations of the surrounding area in vicinity of the Bridge are designed to be perfectly in line with the event theme. This space, for exhibits and displays, will ensure ultimate joys and inspirations you can get from the stunning performances such as Pantomime show by talented Babymine, impressive beat box by Police Lieutenant Koravik Chandaen and other shows from Kanchanaburi province.

    “Art for living” Exhibition

    The outdoor art exhibition on street features portrait sketching, painting exhibits and performing arts by contemporary Thai artists from all over the country from the 26th November – 5th December 2010.
    For more information:
    Kanchanaburi provincial Office Tel. 034-512-399, 034-515-208, 034-511-778
    Or 081-702-6612 (Khun Som), 084-640-1114 (Khun Taai)
    Three Decades of the River Kwai Bridge Festival Schedule



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    Sounds great! sure it will be performed in a very tasteful manner, with no thoughts of just making a quick buck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Sounds great! sure it will be performed in a very tasteful manner, with no thoughts of just making a quick buck!
    I went in 2006 with the same sort of thoughts as yourself but found it very, very good.

    You sit up on top of the museums over looking the river with reinactions of what it would have been like with a big sound system and explosions etc. and then they actually "blow the bridge".

    Well explosions go off and a false part falls down but it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

    There was also a massive market and fun fair when we were there.

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