Travels in Thailand part 8 River Kwai
After my visit to the War Memorial we continued on to visit the bridge over the River Kwai. I was not sure what I expected. What disappointed me was the commercial aspect to everything. T-shirts, caps, tea-towels, postcards, jewellery, food stalls and all sorts of tourist oriented items.
After a train trip over the bridge we had an exhilarating boat ride on the river. At the end of the ride we visited the JEATH Museum. This was a sad and run down building much in need of renovation. The paintings, memorabilia and newspaper cuttings on display showed the abject horror of the sufferings of the soldiers, all prisoners of war, who constructed the Death Railway. How they suffered. Sombre, sad, and confronting.