Death Railway

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The Death Railway in Kanchanaburi province, also known as the Thai – Burma Railway is one of the places where World War II took place in Thailand. It was built in 1943 to connect Ban Pong District in Ratchaburi, Thailand with Thanbyuzayat in Burma, using Allied prisoners and Asian laborers that the Japanese Army enlisted to build. Many laborers died during its construction. This is a painful reminder of the atrocities committed by people in World War II history.

The Death Railway finishes in Nam Tok Station. The line was closed in 1947 but the section between Nong Pla Duk Station and Nam Tok Station was reopened in 10 years later. The scenery throughout this route is very beautiful. The Royal State Railway of Thailand is open for trains running from Thonburi Station (Bangkok) to Nam Tok Station every day. It departs from Thonburi Station at 07.45 a.m. and arrives at Nam Tok Station in the afternoon. For the best view, you should sit on the left-hand side.

While traveling, you will see the villages and rice fields. There is the river flows through the mountains. The point that the tourists are very interested in is the Bridge over the River Kwai. It is the landmark of Kanchanaburi province. Moreover, you will pass a wooden railway bridge on the slope of a steep cliff. The train will slow down and allow you to enjoy a nice view and an amazing experience. Once you get off at Nam Tok Station, there are a lot of activities that you can choose to join such as trekking, waterfalls or visit the Hellfire Pass.

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The Death Railway is one of the most classic destinations in Thailand. It is also a historical train line which is a truly amazing place to visit. There is no reason to miss this place so, let’s experience a train ride along the Death Railway once in a lifetime. It is definitely worth!

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