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The Death Railway

Distance : 2.5 km.

completed on 25th October 1943. During the building period, there were many labors who sacrificed their lives with sickness and by the torturing of the Japanese army. The bridge here was named “Kwai River Bridge”.

This construction built a big motivation for the Japanese empire and also a big scar in the labors’heart. The history was still unforgettable among the people’s heart. Nowadays, the Death Railway was opened for the tourists to visit. However, there are some parts that were deserted since Japan lost the war. The State Railway of Thailand has offered the Thonburi-Namtok line for the tourists who wish to visit this place and a special line Bangkok-Namtok on the weekends and holidays. The most popular point is the Kwai River Bridge and the Krasae Cave, which is a curve bridge that follows the bank of Kwai Noi River. The train stops at Krasae Cave at 1.30 p.m. The tourists can travel in advance in order to be on time to see the picture of the train arriving at this station.   

To get there

  1. Private TaXi
  2. motorcycle
  3. Train:Take the train from Saphan Kwae Yai Train Station.(200meters from Kanchanaburi city hotel.) to Saphon Tam krasae Train Station. There will be 3 times in 1 day. One way trip (on the train) Takes about 2.5Hrs.

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