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“The Death Railway was built at a tremendous human cost”

Thai-Burma Railway (Death Railway)
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Private Tour : Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai
Reviewed April 10, 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 commanders were either sentenced to death or life imprisonment which is a small price for the thousands of prisoners and conscripted people that died constructing the Railway.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gerald B
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Reviewed April 10, 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank EarlRay60
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gregoys
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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!

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KO100
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