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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  • September 23, 2017
    Today's peaceful and beautiful wood construction with beautiful views. Be sure a photo stop insert, very authentic.
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  • September 21, 2017
    We hired a motorbike to get out to this place. Fantastic old bridge - makes you really think about how hard it would have been to build these. Would have loved to see a train on it. Went to the coffee...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    The ride between the new station and Krakow Bridge station, 15 minute cliff. walking the breathtaking River Railroad may see different landscapes
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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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