Tham Kra Sae Bridge

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Waraporn Tomanit
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
This is the death bridge of Tham Krasae. It is a historical place in Kanchanaburi that has been around for a long time. This place is very beautiful and natural. Besides, I took the train too, I really liked it and would like to go again.
Written 20 August 2021
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JJ K
Hua Hin, Thailand155 contributions
Jul. 2020
I'll try to add a slightly different perspective to this site. It is the first stop of the train that departs the Bridge station in KAN. The train continues for more than an hour and then returns. If you do not want to spend the full time of the train trip, have your tour drive meet you there. Dismount the train, enjoy the river view and the adjacent cave temple, take your pictures, browse the small market place, buy some souvenirs, have a cold drink and wait for your transport back to town.
There are some other interesting places to visit on that side of KAN that you would miss if you stayed on the train.
Written 7 September 2020
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Bradley P
Sydney, Australia248 contributions
Mar. 2020
The highlight is to walk across the bridge. The best day ever. The River Kwai Cabin resort is great to visit at the other end. Worth doing again and again,
Written 26 May 2020
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Jane N
London, UK860 contributions
Jan. 2020
This bridge was built by prisoners of war, thousands of whom died building the Thailand-Burma Railway. To find out more visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre in Kanchanaburi and the cemetery opposite, also Hellfire Pass.
You can walk along the bridge and you will get some lovely photos of the river and the bridge. Go into the cave to see the beautiful Buddha as well.
Written 6 April 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic5,021 contributions
Nov. 2019
As I see it, this is mostly the place for tourists to take some pictures. The bridge is overcrowded, especially at the moment when a train passes. You can take a picture of the bridge itself, railways station, or of the valley.
Written 29 February 2020
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Perry H
San Diego, CA1,823 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
It was an odd experience walking out on the railroad bridge built by the prisoners of war. The terrain and conditions drove home the extreme hardships this men had to go through. The track system is still in use today and a great way to see the country.
Written 27 January 2020
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pavlovich123
South Orange, NJ120 contributions
Nov. 2019
Again, this is a place of sorrow, prayer and remembrance for all those who died building this railway and bridge during World War II. Step into the cave and then walk along the wooden trestle that provides a beautiful view of the Khwae Noi River. More than 12,000 Allied POW's Including 13 Americans died during the construction of this bridge. This is all history coming to life and should never be forgotten.
Written 1 December 2019
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Alice K.
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions
Nov. 2019
Great wooden bridge ,the most beautiful spot on the Death railway.
The original trestle construction is interesting and the view over the river is lovely.
Written 26 November 2019
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tubbies74
Pontypool, UK3,633 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Family
Let's be in absolute NO doubt here on this forum...
Health & safety is NOT high on the agenda should you decide too walk here..
No handrails, and a very long way down should you fall..
We did take our 3yr old granddaughter with us but we went slowly and our guide lillie knew train times so as not to rush ..
I felt we had to walk this particular part of this 'death valley railway '..
Servicemen from.many nations died while building it for the Japanese as prisoners of war..
The structure isn't the original one, but the original railway and some of the original wood is still clearly there for all too see.
Part way along this stretch is a cave that was carved out by those prisoners of war too shelter in..
A train passes by if you want too see it and our experience was that the train came along slowly and sounded a horn to make you aware of its presence..
There is a strong metal plate fixed too the middle of the track so walk isn't from beam too beam..
If you're scared of heights, this ISN'T something you should do walking..
Look at train times and take the train along it..
For me I felt humbled and at times angry as too how this line was constructed..
But the world is hopefully never going to allow this to happen again..
Some of original railway pins that were forged and hammered into the bridge are still visible..
Old guard hut too..
There is a village at on end that the locals sell their wares..
Thought provoking yet so peaceful and tranquil walk..
Written 4 October 2019
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Roselyn S
Manila, Philippines30 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
You can ride the death train from river kwai bridge in kanchanaburi, ride it up to the erawan for an amazing experience or drop off here and take photos at the rail bridge.
Written 6 August 2019
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