Honouring a legend


It's that time of year again, and Kanchanaburi's River Khwai Bridge Week is back, starting this Friday and continuing until Dec 6.

Taking place simultaneously with the province's Red Cross Fair at the iconic World War II bridge itself and surrounding areas, this grand annual event is now in its 40th year. At the festival, apart from exhibitions on related history, you will also find a wide variety of fun features, from nightly concerts by famous artists including Carabao (Dec 5) and other stage performances to over 400 booths selling handicrafts and yummy food from Kanchanaburi and other parts of the country.

But, as always, the real highlight of the event is the spectacular light and sound show at the bridge. This year, the theme is "Legend Of Kanchanaburi: The Bridge Over The River Khwai".

The show will be staged every night, except for Dec 2 and 6, at 7pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, there will be an additional show at 8.30pm. Tickets are free. All you need to do is show up an hour before the performance to reserve the seats you need out of the 1,000 available for each show.

Another highlight is the Red Cross lucky draws for various prizes, including motorcycles and a car. Proceeds, of course, will go to charity.

Last but not least, every fair-goer must wear a face mask and pass a body temperature check before entering the venue.

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