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.