Tham Kra Sae Bridge, Kanchanaburi

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Learn about the tragic World War II history of Tham Kra Sae Bridge. The bridge makes up a small part of the 415 km (228 mi) Burma Railway or "Death Railway," built with the forced labor of Allied prisoners of war in extreme conditions. Many of these POWs died during the construction, and the bridge serves as a testament to the horrors of those times, with trains still operating on the tracks. In addition to the bridge itself, there is a small Buddhist shrine inside a picturesque cave near the bridge. Discover how to plan a Kanchanaburi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Super place for beautiful pictures. One of the most beautiful places of the Death Railway. Absolute must. Near enough stalls and eateries.
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  • Very nice stop on the way home (by car) to Kanchanaburi after the Erawan waterfalls (an hour detour: very pretty road through the countryside). We walked about 30 minutes on the different viaducts: beautiful landscapes, especially with the light of day.
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  • Interesting to see the train of death, Museum of war and Hell Fire Pass along with the excursion.
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Kanchanaburi town center offers plenty of comfortable hotels, with pricier ones located right on the banks of the River Kwai. Move away from the river to take advantage of a drastic drop in prices for rooms offering much the same level of comfort and facilities provided by the city's riverside alternatives. Explore the rural areas for budget hotels, quirky rental apartments, and guesthouses making use of their scenic surroundings.
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