11 July 2024

The latest tourist attraction in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi, the Sky Walk, which is a transparent walkway over the famous River Kwai, was closed yesterday (Sunday), only one day after it was opened to the public, due to the shortage of special shoes, which all visitors are required to purchase and wear.

On its Facebook page, the Kanchanaburi Municipality apologised for the temporary closure, offering an assurance that the pedestrian bridge, which was formally opened at 9.09am on Saturday, will reopen this Thursday.

According to the normal schedule, the bridge is open to the public from 9am until 6pm with six tours of one hour each. The bridge can accommodate 100-120 people at a time. Each visitor will have to pay 60 baht for a pair of special shoes, to be worn when walking on the bridge, which they can take home.