Thai-burma Railway

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  • Address: The Riverside, Kanchanaburi,¬†Thailand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Bridge, Picnic Spot, Train Ride

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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Thai-burma Railway

  • The Train Ride : THB 100

How to Reach Thai-burma Railway

  • Hire a taxi.

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  • Thai-burma Railway Address: The Riverside, Kanchanaburi,¬†Thailand
  • Thai-burma Railway Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Thai-burma Railway(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Thai-burma Railway: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include Thai-burma Railway in their plan

  • 52.23% of people start their Thai-burma Railway visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Thai-burma Railway

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thai-burma Railway

People normally club together Hellfire Pass Museum and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery while planning their visit to Thai-burma Railway.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Thai-burma railway
  • 1) Do we board the train at Kanchanaburi - is there a railway station there ? 2) How far does the train travel into Burma ?

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    • Yes, you can board the train at Kanchanaburi. Not much is known about how far it travels into Burma. You will have to ask at the railway station before boarding the train. 

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