The train was old and very dusty and when the ride was supposed to take only 2 hours, it took us 3.5 hours to reach our destination.
If you have a chance, do it, the first time we went to Thailand I didn’t even know where the Bridge over the River Kwai and the train were, I had never thought to go there and even how relatively close to Bangkok it is. But over the years I have learned so much more about this, and realized that... More
It started by crossing over the Bridge on the River Kwai (in the 1st minute) then we chugged along for 90min enjoying the scenery, rice paddys, sago plantations and sugar cane. We stopped at a lovely restaurant for lunch just past the wooden viaduct built by the POW's. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon, worth a visit.
Right now we are almost half way through a two week trip to Thailand. I painstakingly researched every minute detail before coming and decided that taking the local train to Nam Tok could be fun. We stayed in Bangkok for 2 nights then 1 in Nam Tok and one in Kanchanaburi. Our intension was to relax at our hotel and... More
Really well worthwhile. Buffet lunch at the start, then nearly 2 hours in a 'cattle truck' with bench seats just under the window. Pass by crops of tapioca and rice on your way to the 'bridge over the river kwai.
The train ride was about 2 hours and part of an all day tour. It was interesting to sit and take in the country side as the train whisked along the tracks in the jungle of Thailand. The historical aspects of the railway are amazing and made the trip even more meaningful. The cost was included as part of the... More
The train you take from Kanchanaburi to Nom Tuk is a wonderful experience. It costs 300 baht for foreign tourists, but for this you get a constant stream of cold bottled water, a lunch box and a certificate to say you rode the Death Railway. The scenery is fantastic all the way up the line...even if the train is old... More
Build during the war for transporting war stuff, its now a commercial trip for tourists. Lots of people on the train selling food and drinks. Track is nice, especially nearby the river
This was a great experience for our family. We left at 11 am. and the train ride was 2 hours, then our driver picked us up. The train ride is like stepping back in time, and the scenery is amazing. Great river views, country side. This gives you a true appreciation of what it took to build this train track... More
The scenic beauty of this place is awesome. you could actually walk on the railway tracks and which is on the mountain. Alternatively you could go to one of the restaurants on the edge of the River and would consider yourself very lucky to see a train pass by. They say that even today trains carry passengers to the Border... More
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