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Thai-Burma Railway (Death Railway)

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 2 267 1400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and basic train station but very clean. Staff friendly one convenience store selling drinks and bites. Trains are almost never on time, be prepared to wait. We boighy tickets for the 7:25am train which arrived at almost 9am, reached Thonburi at 12:20pm. Nothing much...More

Thank Nesa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a long day but well worth while. We were picked up promptly at 6.30 and after pick up at two other hotels the eight of us plus guide and driver were on our way. It is a long drive but our guide for...More

1  Thank pukekopom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've travelled along this line many times and it never fails to evoke a range of emotions. My uncle who I never met died during the building of the railway and is buried in Kanchanaburi. As a foreigner I have to pay a premium over...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

It was interesting to travel along these tracks. The views on both sides are quite amazing. A good opportunity to get to know something of the landscape and local agriculture,

Thank Honey4Tea
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you stay on the train after Kanchanburi station and go on to Nam Tok, you ride along some places where the men obviously had to chip away at the rock, and you can get an idea of the nightmare of it even before you...More

1  Thank LeeHarryTomAmy
Reviewed 16 August 2017

You can take what you want from this trip. Its a great railway journey, and one that is steeped in WWII history. It's also an amazing engineering feat, especially given that so much was built by hand. I did this trip as a solo traveler,...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a ride on the Death Railway as part of our Bridge Over the River Kwai tour for a one and half hour ride. Was a fantastic ride for the historical significance and experience and also the wonderful scenery that can be viewed from...More

1  Thank domc189
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Humbling to think that such a beautiful location has such a sad past. As a student of WWII, I knew the facts about the railway but it was so moving to be there.

Thank einhorrido
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had a ride on the death railway and have to say it was very different. The wooden carriages are all open (no glass in the Windows), benches and tables on both sides of the carriage. A drink and snack was served whilst we had our...More

2  Thank Roses35
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It was lovely travelling through the Thai countryside. It was a little scary going over the wooden bridge.

Thank 163anon
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Hugh K
10 September 2017|
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Response from Sas954 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hugh, there are many options for day trips to the bridge, there is also a weekend tourist train from Hua Lamphong station, it only runs on weekends. I took the local train from Thonburi station, two trains per day, 7:30... More
19 August 2017|
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Response from Russell P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jason, I have a car so travel was easy with a GPS. Many hotels can arrange minibus tours as this is a popular destination. I recommend going to the cemetery and museum opposite before you go to Hellfire Pass, I also... More
9 July 2017|
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Response from Sas954 | Reviewed this property |
The train has basic washroom facilities, I would take hand sanitizer for post bathroom, there is running water but not always soap. The trip on the railway is 100 Thai Bhat each way, which is approximately 3USD, so GBP 2... More