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Reviewed April 9, 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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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This train journey is something of an Enigma. For the majority Chinese, Thais, Japanese etc, it just a tourist train that travels through some spectacular scenery. For the Brits, Aussies, Dutch etc, it is opportunity to reflect on all the suffering those POW's had to endure to build the thing!

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We took the train on Death Railway following our visit to Hellfire Pass. The train is quite rickety with hard wooden seats, but the open windows ensure that there’s a bit of a breeze. Over 100,000 men died in appalling conditions building this railway, the journey was the chance to pay our respects.

Thank KO100
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

In the mornings we had visited the Hell Fire Pass so after lunch is was time to take the train on the original tracks for oft he Death Railway. We had to wait in the restaurant as the train was 40 minutes late which was not a problem but it was rather hot!
I think most of the passengers were tourists and the carriages were delightfully old! We arrived at the famous bend in the tracks and took lots of pictures. It was the end of our River Kwai trip and we really enjoyed this train ride.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is more than a lovely train ride through beautiful countryside. It takes you through the landscape metre by metre in which more than 100,000 people lost their lives in the heat and hell of building the railway. The rotting original sleepers at the side of the track are a testament to the numbers that fell during it's construction. One sleeper for each death over the 400+ miles into Burma. You can actually lean out of the train and touch the rocks of the cuttings done by hand by British, Dutch & American forces and thousands of asian workers. You trundle over the bridges and experience the beauty of the place that saw so much tragedy and inhumanity. It is not air conditioned but the windows are open and they bring refreshments round. Well worth doing in my opinion.

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