Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
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LoBommer
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I would suggest tyeing this in with a day trip to Erewan Falls and Hellfire pass and then the last leg of the journey is by train from Thamkra Sae to Kanchanaburi. Good Times tours are great!
Close to the station you can walk along the train line by the river and see the old Japanese cave which now has a Buddha shrine in it.
The train journey itself is atmospheric and scenic if albeit a little crowded.
Good to have ridden the Death Railway after visiting Hellfire Pass.
Written 6 January 2020
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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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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,013 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Not a place to enjoy but somewhere to reflect in silence on the 100,000 people who lost their lives in the construction of the railway. "One death for each sleeper" is what the notices say. Not just the allies (Australian British, Dutch) but neighbours from Vietnam, Indonesia and Laos. The engineering is quite a feat too over difficult terrain; in fact the section outside the Kasai cave fell into the river the first time it was used.
Written 4 December 2021
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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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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
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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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Jeff
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
10/01/2020
Tour east Burma railway. My wife and I were picked up from hotel 5.45am.we were dropped back at our hotel 6pm 12hrs .
And this is what the tour gave us
15min cemetery. 25min museum. 10min boat ride to bridge.
Tour guide says running late unable to walk on bridge?.
Train ride okay. But tour east doesn't stop at prisoner of wAr camp or hell fire pass or the cave.instead we had to stay on train and get of at the next stop . For lunch
Lunch was okay . Then back in van for a 5hr trip back
My wife and I spent 9 hours in a van that you couldn't stretch your legs. It's a total disgrace by tour east. And they shouldn't be allowed to proceed with this tour.
It's also a gut wrenching blemish on the memory of the prisoners who died building this bridge .
Written 11 January 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,691 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Our Kanchanaburi tour included stops at the War Cemetery, the Death Railway Museum, and visiting the bridge over the river Kwai. But what really made this story of WWII history come alive? Riding the train and walking the tracks! The reality of what occurred to make this possible is very humbling.
Written 1 February 2023
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Abovetheclouds
2,075 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
This is a must. We did a two hour ride starting at the bridge. Views are spectacular. Busy but such a great atmosphere. Very cheap and you can buy a ticket on the train. Trains are often delayed. The one we waited for was delayed by forty minutes. However, once it arrived the journey was very efficient! They don't stop for long so get on and off quickly.
Written 2 January 2022
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Alan N
Lake Worth, FL234 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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Lavy81
Kuala Lumpur508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Its still a train ride yes, but its a great one where you pass by a wooden viaduct that overlooks the River Kwai for about 10 minutes as the railway hugs the cliffs. I wuold take the 2.5 hours again on that train for that 10 minutes of dramatic scenery. It appears about 1.5 hours into the journey and its unforgettable - the image is permanently imprinted on the back of my mind. You will see some mountain ranges from the train - while it is not as dramatic as the river scene it still quite nice.

Here's a tip for you: Instead of getting on at the River Kwai bridge station, get on the kanchanburi Town tran station to get assigned seating and less crowds. When the train moved there were only about 6 of us...once the train reached the River kwai Station...all hell broke loose and there were hordes of tourists wanting to find a spot.

In the Kanchanburi train station, the tourist train carriage (THB 100) waits for the train fron Bangkok to arrive before joining the two trains and moving towards Nam tok. Please note that this might take a while as the train from Bangkok could be late - our scheduled departure time was 10.50 - we only left at 11.30am
Written 16 September 2010
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