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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to experience the Death Railway and a bit of history that should not be forgotten. The section of the train ride at Tham Krasae is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Europelover2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to experience the Death Railway and a bit of history that should not be forgotten. The section of the train ride at Tham Krasae is stunning - the scenery and the unimaginable work done by the prisoner population. This is the area often seen in videos. Much of the rest of the... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The railway from Kwae Bridge to Nam Tok costs 100 baht each way. It goes through beautiful countryside and take 1 hour 55 mins. Make sure you are at about 4 carriages from the engine and sitting on the left hand side (when facing in direction of travel) to get the best pictures when crossing the viaduct.

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Thank Stuart H
Yukon, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the train, I did the return trip. No luxuries as advertised as 3rd class. I would highly recommend sampling the street food as vendors canvas the train at various stops.

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Thank James C
Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our last day we managed to go on the Death Railway from Kanchanaburi station until Tham Krasae - where the trestle bridge is located at as well as the cave with a Buddha image. Apart from that, there's not much else to do, but to roam the market. The rail ride cost 100 baht each way to sit in... More 

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Thank Samuel L
New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Riding the railway was exceedingly hot, however pretty worth the trip. Sat in the car with many of the locals, and thoroughly enjoyed our two hour ride. Only issue is that it was very very hot sitting on the train for hours. Can really appreciate the suffering the soldiers must have felt building the railway. Scenery was very nice.

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Thank perch59
Gympie Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think everyone should take the time to see what was involved in this slice of history - appalling yet fascinating at the same time.

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Thank sandyleeh
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the railway as part of my holiday in Thailand I became aware that it offered so much more. We spent four days at kanchanaburi and had to arrange transport to and from Bangkok but as we were not tied to arrangements we discovered that we could catch the train at Nam Tuk and for 100 baht we could have... More 

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Thank JohnMallett
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to imagine what it was like for the people who had to build the original railway in searing heat for up to 18 hours a day. Walking along a small section of the track with a couple of wooden bridges makes you think how lucky we are today. The railway is well maintained and there is food and... More 

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Thank Mark99th
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

”. When you ride this train the windows are down. The wind blows your hair. It is full of people. There is food, which is for sale. Local people and tourist utilize the train. The mood for the most part is sober. So many individuals have died to make this ride possible. There are a few people chitchatting and have... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The local train is an awesome experience. the train has wooden seats, open windows and fans. The scenery along the route is simply breath taking, all the green fields and passing through the small towns and villages.There are many locals, so the train stops often, there are also many people selling drinks and snacks on the train.The railroad itself turns... More 

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