The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Burma–Siam Railway, the Thailand–Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415km railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon). The line was closed in 1947, but the section between Nong Pla Duk and Nam Tok was reopened ten years later in 1957.A visit to Burma-Thai Railway represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kanchanaburi journey planner to plot your vacation.
Forced labour was used in its construction. More than 180,000—possibly many more—Southeast Asian civilian labourers (Romusha) and 60,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs) worked on the railway. Javanese, Malayan Tamils of Indian origin, Burmese, Chinese, Thai and other Southeast Asians, forcibly drafted by the Imperial Japanese Army to work on the railway, died in its construction. 12,621 Allied POWs died during the construction. The dead POWs included 6,904 British personnel, 2,802 Australians, 2,782 Dutch, and 133 Americans.
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ทริปนี้เป็นทริปที่มีค่าใช้จ่ายต่ำมาก... เดินทางด้วยรถไฟขบวนพิเศษนำเที่ยว กรุงเทพ-น้ำตก ในราคาคนละ 120 บาท ไป-กลับ (ทั้งเด็กและผู้ใหญ่) รถไฟจะแวะให้เราที่นครปฐม, สะพานข้ามแม่น้ำแคว, ทางรถไฟสายมรณะ-ถ้ำก... more »This trip is a very low cost-effective trip. Take a special train trip to Bangkok-the waterfall at a price of 120 baht per person (both adults and children). The train will visit us at Nakhon Pathom, the bridge over the River Kwai, the Death Railway, the Krasae Cave and end at the waterfall, and then take 2 to 20 baht per person to the Sai Yok Noi waterfall.
This tour is excellent value for money. Great content and pace. Our tour guide, Nine, was very organised, informative and friendly. We were sadly disappointed that none of the largely British tourists... more »
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