River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2018 - 24th November - 3rd December 2018
Each year, between the end of November and the beginning of December, the Office of Tourism of Thailand (TAT) Kanchanaburi Office organizes the River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair at the world famous River Kwae Bridge and Klip Bua Stadium in Kanchanaburi. The festival runs for a little over one week.
This year, it starts on Saturday 24th November evening, continuing until the Monday 3rd December.
This annual event is organised with an aim of promoting tourism and creating greater awareness of Kanchanaburi as a destination for both domestic and international tourists. Highlight of the festival is the Sound & Light 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. There are a total of 1,200 seats for see the show at 300 Baht per seat. Tickets can be purchased before the show or in advance at the Kanchanaburi Provincial Hall, Tel: +66 (0) 3451 1778, 3451 5208 and 3451 2399.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2019, 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.