Thai-burma Railway

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  • Address: The Riverside, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Bridge, Family And Kids, 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

  • 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.

  • The Train Ride : THB 100

  • Hire a taxi.

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  • Thai-burma Railway Address: The Riverside, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Thai-burma Railway Timing: 24-hrs
  • Thai-burma Railway Price: Free
  • 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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  • Visiting the Bridge was a highlight of our journey thru Thailand. Read about and and knew the movie. Certainly not disappointed. There was a re-enactment of the WWII period in the evening with plenty of seating and an English text on separate screen. Very interesting and at no charge. Market area is fun too, good eating and decent souvenirs at low prices. Take the time to walk across the Bridge and visit the Buddhist Monastery on the other side. Beautiful place and serene while observing the Bridge from there.

  • It is an old railway that was built during world war II. Nowadays, it becomes a tourist attraction. The river under the bridge is pretty clean and surrounding by a good view. For those who want to buy gemstone, you can buy at this place. But, you must mastery in negotiating the price. FYI, it less than a half of the price offered by the seller.

  • We were in Kanchanaburi during the annual festival.... And were fortunate to see the fireworks display and the light and sound show against the backdrop of the bridge. It was a very nicely done event and extremely riveting..

  • Very historic place. I wish they could do more to have it be more appealing to tourists, especially to those who don't know about its significance. There is a lack of info about its history.

  • Great highlight from our Northern Thailand trip years ago, the station was glorious, the museum was interesting and the bridge was amazing, we didn't have time to catch the train that day but hopefully we will do it some other time. I highly recommend it, it's a great experience

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