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

  • 39.46% 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, Saturday and Sunday

94.65% 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

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  • An amazing piece of history. It's quite amazing that it is still here. The bridge itself is nice to walk along. The surrounding area is a market with food and souvenirs. I went during the day but I heard that the place is quite pretty at night. Be sure to check out the few museums in town for more info on the bridge and it's history.

  • It's an interesting monument and still in use. So if you wait more then 30 minutes there will be a train passing the bridge and you can stand on the bridge. It's also worth it taking a ride from there over the rest of the old track. We took the train to get to some restaurants and saw a little waterfall. But the ride itself is cool but you should have a guide with you that explains some things about the prisoners etc. So it is a recommendation but it's nothing super special. The ride with the train is about 100 Baht

  • Love this historical place...serene and peaceful. It feels like you getting back in time machine. Been here 10++ years ago and now it feels so grateful to come back again even only for a short trip. This time only sightseeing and have lunch on the floating restaurant (the buffet is highly recommended) Previously I got the chance to tried the train ...but the schedule is noy that much, and it will take around 4 hours go back.You should try if you have spare time.

  • Historic place. Just a short distance but was nice for walking. The bridge surrounded by river. Stunning view. Have local food nearby.

  • The place is magnificent. So full of history and culture. I love River Kwai Bridge it is strong in foundation and have a deep rooted history. Definitely a place I want to go back to.

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