Thai-burma Railway

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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Thai-burma Railway

  • 95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include Thai-burma Railway in their plan

  • 39.37% of people start their Thai-burma Railway visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.39% 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, Kanchanaburi Reviews

  • Super amazing to see. Located near an adventure ropes course and beautiful resorts and the most manicured lawns I’ve ever seen in Thailand. The railway runs along the mountainside and it’s breathtaking. Train comes twice a day. A lot of the bolts are missing and no handrails so it was scary walking along it!!!

  • Walking on the bridge turned out to be a very fun experience for our little one (2.5 y/o), though we had to pay extra attention to her, as the bridge was full of visitors and the path itself has lots of potential hazards. It's quite breezy in the middle of the bridge, but once moving towards the levies it gets hot and humid again. There are also a few restaurants and Cafe's in the area, in addition to several food and souvenir stalls.

  • Old history of Thailand 's important place. Many tourist include Thai people. Its worth to come here explore how hard to build the railway. There has the market around this place is selling a delicious foods, dessert, snacks. Do not miss to buy some to your loved one. Enjoy spending time with family here. !

  • Fascinating piece of history, you can walk across the bridge though no real information available. The museums are at the other two sites. But it was next to a great floating buffet restaurant. 250 baht per person for wide and varied selection of fresh buffet food.

  • Had mid-afternoon desert on deck overlooking the "Bridge over River Kwai." Very peaceful. Nice options. Like cheese cake and cool drinks

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