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All reviews nam tok hellfire pass the river right hand side open windows trestle bridges nice ride wooden seats pho beautiful scenery kwai bridge taking the train train trip caught the train during wwii piece of history day tour
We did this as part of a tour so our ticket was included in the package *worth noting* - when you are on th etrain you could bein what they call a better class carriage and then try to charge you an additional 100 bhat....More
Today took the train from khanchanaburi to nam tok. Took the last train but still busy. It is nice but not spectacular. The only spectacular view is when you cross the wooden bridge. This takes 2 minutes on a 2 hour trip. If you take...More
So we were thrilled about the death railway and it was nice,and the views are great but it is way too long and the view doesn't change.It takes about 2 hours for each direction and it was just too much.
The trip along the river valley is spectacular as the track is set high up on the hillside. Don't forget the history of the place though as the line was constructed with the blood,sweat,tears and lives of many prisoners of war.
We took the 12.55 train from Nam Tok to Kanchanaburi and paid 300 Baht for the tourist carriage which we bought on board the train from the steward. The normal 100 Baht tickets are bought at the kiosk on the platform.
After being at Kanchanaburi...More
This was a nice ride through a farming area, and then into the hills that provided opportunities for photos of farms and farmsteads. In the hills you got a sense of how difficult the terrain was for a project of this size.
It was interesting...More
We read many recommendations about the trip and some reviews even marked it as must to do.
We went to the water falls and then took the train back
The travel was around hour and a half long and the kids lost interest after 20...More
We have been to Kanchanaburi several times, but we have never taken the railway up to Hellfire Pass. It always seemed too hard to figure out - other than very expensive 'tourist' trips. The key is to visit it as a 'local'. First, go to...More
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Hellfire Pass, or to give it its proper name, Konyu Cutting. This is located about 80 km (50 miles) north of Kanchanaburi, on the disused section of line beyond Nam Tok. Here, the Australian government has cleared about... More
Hellfire Pass, or to give it its proper name, Konyu Cutting. This is located about 80 km (50 miles) north of Kanchanaburi, on the disused section of line beyond Nam Tok. Here, the Australian government has cleared about 7km of the old track-bed as a memorial to the 13,000 allied prisoners and 80,000 Asian labourers who died building the railway - though only 4 km is currently open to the public. The site includes the Hellfire Pass itself (Konyu Cutting, dubbed 'Hellfire Pass' by the PoWs for the way the worksite looked at night by torchlight, and pictured right). A taxi and driver for half-day from Kanchanaburi will cost about £35, and you can ask the driver to drop you at Nam Tok on the way back, to return to Kanchanaburi or Bangkok by the 12:55 or 15:15 train. There are one-day organised tours from Kanchanaburi, but these typically get only 30 minutes at Hellfire Pass, only enough to see the pass itself. If you go independently, you can walk past the locations of 'Three Tier Bridge' & the 'Pack of Cards' bridge several km northwest of the visitor centre. Hope this helps