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Thai-Burma Railway (Death Railway)

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 2 267 1400
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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+66 2 267 1400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great experience and you can decide how long you wish to ride the train. It was built by thousands of Allied Prisoners of War. Learn some of the history before boarding and do not put your hands or head out the window. Visit the...More

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The train journey can start anywhere along the line. I took the train from Thonburi station in Bkk. Don’t leave getting to this station to the last minute as traffic in that area is hell even on a good day. I took the train to...More

Thank DaleL943
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Kanchanburi many time however this was the 1st with my family , 7 people in total . We book the full day : Cemtey , Jeath Museum , Bridge , Train , Lunch, Elephant camp , rafting , and finally Sai...More

Thank Jimjuum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was included in our tour. A great experience and lasted about an hour. It travels along part of the original line built by POW's and has some great views along the way. The guide offered everyone an upgrade to a better carriage so that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent journey up the valley to hellfire pass - full of emotion and sentiment having first visited the allied cemetery and museums.

Thank purchases
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if you visit Kanchanaburi remember to sit on the right hand side of the train facing the front and DO NOT just put your head out the window have a little look first especially if it has been raining the train...More

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It's the history behind the building of this railway that makes the trip worthwhile. This section of track was laid by Allied POW's and locals used as forced labor, under the Japanese Imperial Army during WW II. One can get off at a number of...More

Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The Death Railway was built under harsh conditions with a disregard of the human cost. The museum provides a narrative of the fate of the camp commanders who literally worked the prisoners to death in a high humidity and hot climate. Most of the camp...More

Thank Gerald B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The Burma-Siam Railway, also known as the Death Railway, stretches from Myanmar (Thanbyuzayat) to Thailand (Ban Pong). A short train ride along a section of this line between Nam Tok and Thakilen stations and across some of the wooden bridges is well worth the experience.

Thank EarlRay60
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the ride to the National Park. It was enjoyable and much better than the bus. Make sure you arrive 30 min early for tickets.

Thank Gregoy S
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Nurul M
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Sorry - my trip was pre-arranged and so, don’t know.
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