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Allied prisoners of war during World War II were forced to build the 258-mile Death Railway by Japanese forces. About a hundred thousand conscripted Asian labourers and 16,000 prisoners of war died on the whole project.
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Not at all what we expected but definitely glad we went. Suggest going earlier on as it was getting very busy as we left around 11.30am. It's open 24/7 so accessible anytime.
We went in the evening which is quite lovely with all the lights...More
There is no doubt a great tragedy happened here, the suffering, loss of life and man's inhumanity to man is all on display but unless you have a deep personal reason or are already in the area this is not worth the 3+ hour trip...More
Having visited Thailand and being Australian I have often heard the stories of the nearly 7,000 deaths of Allied Prisoners of War on the "Death Railway'' . I did this as a day trip from Bangkok as part of a private tour with Wendy Wu...More
This metal bridge over River Kwai is a must visit when you are in Kanchanaburi. It is near places of many resorts, food, pubs, floating restaurants, street stalls.
Many people walked over the metal bridge. When the train is passing over the bridge, it slow...More
I went there last year and did not found it so interesting. This is of course a must see in Kanchanaburi but well, this will take you 20 minutes maximum in a day and dont worst to do an excursion only for this. You can...More
Haven’t times changed, having visited nearly 30 years ago.
The old wooden bridge has been removed.
The areas all around the bridge have been commercialised totally like have most major monuments in Thailand have.
If you haven’t been there it would be worth it as...More
I travelled on a small minibus,which takes between 2-2.5 hours, depending upon the traffic.Prices vary, so its best to shop around for the best price, I booked directly with a tour company on Th Khao San,near the National Museum.
You pay more,depending upon the type...More
So many people lost their lives building this bridge and supporting railway. As many more did in the war itself. It is good to visit to understand. You can walk along the bridge which is made of steal and concrete, given the temporary wooden one...More
You can get a train from Hatyai to Bangkok. Second class sleeper is OK, but take some snacks for the journey. You can get a train from Thonburi ( other side of the river from the rest of Bangkok and these trains go to... More
You can get a train from Hatyai to Bangkok. Second class sleeper is OK, but take some snacks for the journey. You can get a train from Thonburi ( other side of the river from the rest of Bangkok and these trains go to Kanchanaburi. Or you can get a bus from Sai Tai, the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok to Kanchanaburi for about 200 baht.
I booked everything in advance (hotels and tours) through Global Basecamps because I never like to leave things to the last minute—and I was very pleased with the results. Very few of the tourist sites in Thailand are... More
I booked everything in advance (hotels and tours) through Global Basecamps because I never like to leave things to the last minute—and I was very pleased with the results. Very few of the tourist sites in Thailand are handicap accommodating. You are walking on railroad tracks when you go across the bridge itself. Canes would work but not wheelchairs.
Hope this helps. Joan