Bridge Over The River Kwae

Actually, I learned that it should be pronounced ‘Kwae’ or ‘Kway.’ A ‘kwai’ is not a river, but a water buffalo. Apparently.

the actual bridge over the Kwae River

Good looking people on the  bridge

Good looking people on the bridge


a famous 'wat' or temple near the bridge

a famous ‘wat’ or temple near the bridge

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A venerable monk sits in front of the mummified body of a famed, centuries old holy monk (I sought advice before taking this picture to make sure it wouldn't be inappropriate)

A venerable monk sits in front of the mummified body of a famed, centuries old holy monk (I sought advice before taking this picture to make sure it wouldn’t be inappropriate)


One of three cemeteries containing the bodies of the Commonwealth (including Australian) and Dutch soldiers who died constructing the bridge. Many were clearly young because the messages on the headstones were rarely from wives, but from parents, because they were too young to have even gotten married.


A bunch of swords on display in a nearby museum

A bunch of swords on display in a nearby museum

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