Thai-burma Railway, Kanchanaburi

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Thai-burma Railway - A Quick Overview


Address: The Riverside, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Thai-burma Railway, Kanchanaburi

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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Thai-burma Railway, Kanchanaburi Reviews

  • Really beautiful spot once you reach your final destination. You have to pass through a gauntlet of vendors selling the same cheap trinkets first though. You can walk down the railway to the other side of the bridge. There’s little to no security or safety measures so keep the kiddos close. Nice restaurant right before you get on the bridge has a good buffet.

  • Great train ride but took a taxi back. The waterfalls at the end were not my favourite part of the trip but lunch was good. Unless you know why you're taking this trip you're not going to learn much from the tourism board. Read up beforehand

  • Good place to visit. More valuable from historical point of view. One of the nice place in Kanchanaburi. If you can ride on death railway train will be nice experience too. Just reminder death railway train timings are 3 times daily 6.15, 10.44 and 16.33 and you can reach destination location approximately 1.15 hours. Must arrange transport before you ride train. Train gives ticket which is like having historical look. Railway museum gives good information and reality of the railway track building and real situation of POW (Prisoners Of War). In total must to visit and ride train if you are in kanchanaburi.

  • Old style train that crosses some incredible sights. Great fun for kids of all ages. There are spots where you can get off the train and walk on the tracks or explore caves with giant statues of Buddha.

  • Great historic place. Gd experience walking on the train tracks/bridge, but do be careful as trains still do pass by. It has a really nice view of the surrounding. There are gift shops nearby so its really convenient. There is also a nice small halal stall selling cheap and gd beef noodles nearby. Overall worth the trip down!

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