Relive movie making history
If you are a kid of the 1950s, then you are sure to recall the award-winning film, The Bridge on The River Kwai. The film believed by many to be filmed in Thailand was actually filmed in Sri Lanka.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The story goes back to World War II and revolves around the army colonel who was determined to prove that the engineering skills of the British are far superior to the Japanese.
The film was worked on in Kitulgala where the Kelani River flows into the sea in its flourishing state. The ocean is an amazing sight in Kitulgala. Nature in this area is left unharmed and the site where the film was once shot is now ruled by leopards.
The people here take pride in the fact that an Oscar-winning movie was filmed in Kitulgala. A child star from the movie, Chandralatha Jayawardena has carefully stored away mementoes from the film in her house.
If you would like to visit Kitulgala, accommodation is an important factor to consider. Your best option would be to get yourself lodging in Kalutara which is close by in a hotel like Anantara Kalutara Resort for instance. Also, if you are British, you are more than welcome in Kitulgala! Refer sites like Travel Kalutara for more details on Kitulgala.
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