Burma-Thai Railway
Burma-Thai Railway
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This line was originally built to supply Japanese troops in Myanmar during WWI, although only about a third of the original line remains, terminating in Nam Tok. I took the train from Bangkok all the way to River Kwai. The two Kanchanaburi stations are pretty, with a provincial flavour. Combined with visits to war cemeteries, it's a poignant reminder of how the Japanese treated occupied civilians and allied POWs.

Sure you could just take the bus from Bangkok. It'll be faster and more comfortable, but you'll miss out on some great scenery
Written 11 April 2024
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daltonblue
Dalton-in-Furness, UK536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We took the death railway from the Bridge on the River Kwai remembering all those who lost their lives building it. The area itself was very picturesque and the journey to the cliffs was well worth experiencing. A recommend must in thailand
Written 30 January 2024
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Joern
Esbjerg, Denmark119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We took the train from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok. It work very will. Many tourists left the train at Saphan Thamkra Sae Cave, then there were more room for us to take pictures.
Written 7 January 2024
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia5,440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We did the Burma Railway on a tour from Kanchanaburi.We got to learn all about its building and got to ride the train on that part of the line from Bangkok.Beautiful countryside and awful history but was a great thing to do i
whilst in the area.The train isnt special in itself but the scenery makes up for it
Written 14 December 2023
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SenMING
Johor Bahru, Malaysia89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
I took the train from River Kwai station to Nam Tuk Station as part of my trip in Kanchanaburi, and I was amazed by the scenery and the history of this route. The train departs daily at around 6:15am and arrives at Nam Tuk Station at 10:30am, passing through the famous River Kwai Bridge, the Wampo Viaduct, and the Hellfire Pass.

The train is old and simple, but comfortable enough for the long ride. The windows are open, allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and the views of the river, the mountains, and the jungle. The most impressive part of the ride is the history behind it. The railway was built by prisoners of war and forced laborers during World War II, under harsh conditions and with many casualties.

The train ride from River Kwai station to Nam Tuk Station is a must-do for anyone who visits Kanchanaburi. It is a scenic and historical journey that will give you a glimpse of the past and the present of this region. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves nature and history.
Written 24 September 2023
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Tim L
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
An extremely moving reminder of how humanity looses its compassion in times of conflict. So many young men and women lost to barbarism.

Very well tended cemeteries for those who fell and those who remain without names, known unto God.

Take the time to visit the museums as well as hellfire pass
Written 16 July 2023
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Andy S
Clanfield, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A short one hour train ride towards Burma ending after crossing one of the original wooden viaducts built by the Allied POWs in 1943.
Written 3 July 2023
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Alan N
Lake Worth, FL225 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Historic but dreadfully hot. I mean painfully hot. I'd skip the train all together if I knew better. We went to Hellfire pass to see that then the train ride about 40 miles. Just awful. We were with a tour group with a bus so maybe if you don't have transportation otherwise.
Written 6 May 2023
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hello!
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My Kanchanburi day trip included taking the train to the Burma Thai Railway and safe to say it was a fun and unique experience. Visiting the Death Railway museum before this, I was able to fully appreciate the experience of riding this train and being on the train tracks, knowing the hardships and sufferings from the POWs during WWII. The train conductors were friendly and patient too!
Written 12 March 2023
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Patricia J
London, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I was stung by a bee near my eye this morning while standing at the station, the station staff were fantastic, they pulled the stinger out of the bite, and picked aloe Vera leaf to put on it. Absolutely wonderful so very kind.
Written 15 February 2023
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