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“nam tok”(111 reviews)
“hellfire pass”(80 reviews)
“death railway”(132 reviews)
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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All reviews nam tok hellfire pass death railway the river open windows right hand side trestle bridges wooden seats beautiful scenery pho thai burma railway kwai bridge thai countryside taking the train train trip moving experience during wwii
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very well presented museum, spent about 2-3 hours here. We visited Hell Fire Pass the next day and we're glad we'd been to this museum first. Coffee shop and toilets here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HeleneEH1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don’t necessarily think this is something you need to see to learn about the history. I didn’t hate it, but I wouldn’t say it’s a must do when in Thailand. The ride on the train was long for what it was and there was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have seen been to the hell pass, cemetery also I follow the old railways tn the forest .. and visited the Thai-Burma railways museum next to the cemetery. The museum was very interesting indeed, on the ground floor you can find a bookstore /...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 74lewisa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to do the trip invluding the museum . cemetery , bridge over river Kwai , hellfire pass and train ride to fully appreaciate the history —- it was a very sombre experience and very highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daryn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ride between Thamkarsae station to River Kwai. But as we travelled on the Death Railway, everyone was exciting, trying to capture the best shot of the wooden rail section. But behind this enjoyment, is the lost of life. The suffering, tortured, ill-treatment,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 2015ECL05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the time to ride this piece of history. As you ride, think about the number of people who died in constructing this Railway most of them doing so under duress as POWs and indentured slaves. The windows are open so it is very easy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 277dianneh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A significant railway line given it was made by PoWs, many of whom lost their lives during the construction. The day we traveled the carriage was empty apart from our group. Good view from the window and the viaduct crossing .. creaked a lot as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 293kerryn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exciting to go by train from Kanchanaburi station over the bridge and balancing on wooden sticks close to the wall. You get softdrinks, snacks and a certificate included in the 300B ONE-WAY ticket. Got off at Sapan Tham Krasae and returned by TUK-TUK to Kanchanaburi...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FrankieAdk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people died building this railway. I wish I would have studied my history more in depth before visiting. The people building the railway were treated in inhumane ways. Hence the name "Death Railway".

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much history in the railway with museums, cemeteries and of course the bridge and trains - the horrors that went on here, and now it is so beautiful and peaceful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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1 January 2019|
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Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
Our carriage was almost empty, Lot's of fun because the train is very "open" with everything to see. We went about mid morning in time to have lunch at the other end. Then again when on Holidays you can have lunch when you... More
15 November 2018|
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Response from bikerjoe15 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk on the tracks or buy the tickets at the stations itself
15 October 2018|
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Response from marathon154 | Reviewed this property |
Take early train. About 7am. Train back leaves nam tok at about 3. You can also get a taxi for the day. It is about the 1500 baht.