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All reviews nam tok hellfire pass death railway the river right hand side open windows wooden seats beautiful scenery kwai bridge thai burma railway pho taking the train train trip wooden bridge day trip worth the trip during wwii
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

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

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 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 passes within millimetres of trees

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Reviewed April 12, 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 stations and the entire trip takes about 90 minutes. The ride is scenic but views of the mountains were obscured by field burning. One is assigned a specific coach and seat and water is provided. The train makes a stop on a curve where the restoration of the wooden part of the trestle can be seen. Worth your time.

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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.

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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.

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