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Allied prisoners of war during World War II were forced to build the 258-mile Death Railway by Japanese forces. About a hundred thousand conscripted Asian labourers and 16,000 prisoners of war died on the whole project.
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It’s basically just a nice old bridge if you don’t know the history. So make sure you have done your reading or you visited the death railway museum beforehand. That gives the experience a whole other dimension.
We visited just before the train approached, but...More
Not the original one built by the PoWs of WWII, nor the one from the movie, and they try to make sure all the visitors know this.
The area brings to life the locations of those who suffered and died fulfilling a Japanese ambition, starved...More
As a history teacher, it feels very special to get the opportunity to visit historical sites that you have spent years learning about and this was no different. Walking along the bridge is a poignant experience and makes you consider the sacrifice that went into...More
Went here last year. Made our own way there. Didnt use a tourist company. Walked along the bridge. It was busy as expected.Would recommend to go and visit. We went up river kwai too. Paid a local 1000thb. If you time it right, you will...More
We had a superb day out on this tour. The museum and military graveyard showed enormous respect for the wartime events here, it was very sobering but important to remember what happened here and the suffering went on.
The historic train ride was great but...More
The bridge over the River Kwai is considered a highlight and is considered a symbol of Kanchanaburi. Each day, there are tourists both Thai and foreign. The most visited people who have visited Kanchanaburi never been able to walk around the bridge over the River...More
The train was fairly empty when we traveled in early January. There are a couple of travel times, we missed our original mid-afternoon schedule due to traffic so took the last one for the day. No problem exchanging the... More
The train was fairly empty when we traveled in early January. There are a couple of travel times, we missed our original mid-afternoon schedule due to traffic so took the last one for the day. No problem exchanging the tickets. BTW - this is a train used by locals so there are a lot of stops. We spent 35 minutes at one point waiting for a freight train (they have priority on line). However, worth the inconvenience, loved the views along the Kwai and traveling over the bridge to awaiting cheers was quite an experience.
You can get a train from Hatyai to Bangkok. Second class sleeper is OK, but take some snacks for the journey. You can get a train from Thonburi ( other side of the river from the rest of Bangkok and these trains go to... More
You can get a train from Hatyai to Bangkok. Second class sleeper is OK, but take some snacks for the journey. You can get a train from Thonburi ( other side of the river from the rest of Bangkok and these trains go to Kanchanaburi. Or you can get a bus from Sai Tai, the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok to Kanchanaburi for about 200 baht.