Thai-burma Railway

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

Thai-burma Railway - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Thai-burma Railway

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Thai-burma Railway

  • 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

Thai-burma Railway, Kanchanaburi Reviews

  • Would have almost given it a five stars but it was definitely too crowded for me. Many, many tourists. HOWEVER, it's a unique experience to walk on the train tracks while seeing the river and the mountains. Amazing photographic elements if you are interested. You can grab a nice coffee or ice juice smoothie. Don't forget to visit the Chinese Temple that also has a good view on the bridge.

  • A somber yet special place to visit. Despite what some say, sections of the bridge are original and recovered from the River after it was bombed. Obviously a tourist destination, we went on a Friday to avoid weekenders from Bangkok and it was still reasonably busy. We walked the length of the bridge in a reflective mood. And then sat in a restaurant over the River, the food was good and not as expensive as you would expect from a tourist hot spot. There are plenty of t.shirt sellers and hawkers, but not to in your face. Would also recommend a visit to the museum , only 40 baht entrance fee and apart from the exhibits also has some of the best views of the bridge for that Instagram photo !! All in all I would highly recommend a visit.

  • Great experience, a must see place for anyone visiting Kanchanaburi! The view of the bridge is fantastic, and the view from the bridge is just as amazing! You can easily walk onto and over the bridge. Dependant on what time of the day, it can get crazy busy. I would recommend around 4pm on a weekday!

  • Very pretty place. Lots of history. I was lucky as very quiet and not many tourists on the day I went. Museum well worth a visit.

  • Worth a visit and the number one sightseeing spot in kanjanaburi. I visited the bridge twice (first time around 12 years ago) The restaurants close to the river were more tasty back then.. Be careful if you order fish or crab to get the fresh seafood (especially when you are there in off season). I recommend to rent a bike or a small motorcycle to get around.

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