Thai-burma Railway, Kanchanaburi

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Thai-burma Railway, Kanchanaburi - Address

Address: The Riverside, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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This is a historic railway line that starts from Ban Pong, Thailand and ends at Thanbyuzayat, Burma. The Japanese Army had this line built during the Second World War. The railway line has a very disturbing past. The workers used for its construction were actually Prisoners of War and Asian Slaves. The work environment was harsh and the terrain was difficult. About 90,000 people died building this line. The Railway line is 415 kilometres in length. Highlights include:

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Hellfire Pass
  • The Wang Po Viaduct
  • The Caves
  • The Train ride

Thai-burma Railway Information

  • The trains are old. There are ants in them.
  • Carry water bottles with you.
  • Read on the railway line to give a context to your visit.

Thai-burma Railway Ticket Prices

  • The Train Ride : THB 100

How To reach Thai-burma Railway by Public Transport

  • Hire a taxi.

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  • The railway is definitely a popular attraction. I did feel it was overrate in the way that the views were only average and the train was clean yet very modern. The shops and restaurants at the end of the line are a bit of a trap all charging double those at the beginning for food and drinks. The railway was run very well and is reasonably priced!

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  • A very in depth poignant museum detailing the appalling treatment our men suffered under the japs. Allow a good 2 hours to get through to have a really good look at this superb museum. The staff are beautifully polite and very attentive and helpful. There is a very good selection of drinks/snacks in the coffee shop.

  • Our guidebook was very sniffy about the bridge and it's worth as a tourist site ("it's just a concrete bridge") but I personally was glad to have visited. It's an extraordinary landmark and very sobering to think of the thousands of POW and enslaved indigenous peoples who died building it and the railway. It's busy and full of tourists taking selfies but the memorial wall just on the right as you approach the bridge seems completely forgotten and allows a slightly quieter place to reflect on the lessons learnt (and seemingly in some cases already forgotten *looking at certain countries' leadership*) from World War II.

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  • Interesting place. Must visit to get a good understanding what has happened dring wwII

  • If weather is hot, this place veryyyyyy HOTTTTTTTT!!! But view point is ok ,clear sky and wide river P.s until today to 10 Dec 17 under construction for festival and marathon. Festival: 24 Nov-4 Dec 17 River Kwai Marathon’s race day: 10 Dec 17. Please recheck your plan again:)

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