Tham Kra Sae Bridge
Tham Kra Sae Bridge
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Simon D
350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This bridge and other sites to see is just near the Thonburi Station on the ‘Death Railway’. We had taken a short train from Thakilen Station to get to Thonburi Station, which is about a 16 minute train ride. This location gives one a real insight into to what conditions the POWs and locals must have experienced. A cutting made into the mountain side requiring a substantial bridge to be constructed. All right for the tourists milling around but looking back it must have been a terrible experience, just to survive, let alone undertake the manual labour in the heat and humidity. A great view of the river is available. A small market is in location at the station, with a cool drink if need be. Our ToursbyLocals guide (Angela) had arranged for our vehicle to pick us up from the station, so we left the river Kwai behind, but not the memory of being there.
Written 22 March 2024
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VeganMadeEasy
Glen Ellyn, IL1,573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Cool place where the train crosses a bridge and has to slow down to a crawl. You can walk across the bridge which, bu US standards, isn’t providing any safety measures but it’s a cool experience. There is a little cave with a Buddha statue. Lots of vendors, some restaurants, and many tourists.
Written 31 December 2023
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Natee P
Bangkok, Thailand113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I went there two times the view was nice for taking a photo but for me not think interested .

There have some shop for sale souvenir and restaurant .

The are in the same please of Krasae Cave or The Death Rail Way .

If you plan to go there I recommend you plan to take a train, because you can see the views of the river.

If you drive you private car I'm not recommend.
Written 31 August 2023
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Angela Nara
Satun, Thailand171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
You can take train to dead railway and stop by this station. I really impressed on railway and natural around. It’s beautiful. You should visit ❤️
Written 3 June 2023
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Jeep
1,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Krasae Cave is a small cave adjacent to the most stunning part of the Death Railway, 450 m railway that curve along the cliff above Khwae Noi river. The cave was once a residence of many prisoners of war which were forced to build the railway during the second world war. Nowadays, there are several Buddha images inside the cave and the entrance of the cave is a spot that provides a great view of Khwae Noi river below. Visitors may also stroll on the wooden bridge that support the railway. However, beware of the train because this is still an active railway.
Written 19 January 2023
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Ron H
Colo Vale, Australia488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The train trip across the wooden trestle bridge was slow and enjoyable, our guide got us to hop off the train at the nearby station and we walked back to the bridge to look at it and interestingly a crew of workers came over the bridge in a small maintenance engine that seats 4 people it was pretty cool to see.
Written 2 January 2023
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ianwyj
Singapore5,201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Plenty has been documented of the Japanese attempts to (successfully) link Burma (now Myanmar) and Thailand by rail during the second world war. Part of the legacy of those attempts is this section of the bridge which was constructed by prisoners-of-war and conscrioted labourers, often at appalling cost of life. The bridge itself nestles on a spectacular narrow ledge with a rough vertical cliff (carved out using explosives) on one side, and the Kwae Noi River on the other. To be accurate, the original bridge visitors see today has been partly reconstructed but follows the exact trestle design (which incidentally has its origin in American civil engineering).

I visited by hiring a pickup taxi from Kanchanaburi but it can also be viewed by riding the train from Nam Tok or Kanchanaburi (more culturally appropriate, this I also did the next day), or by staying at the riverside resort facing the bridge. By doing so privately, I was able to walk the entire length of the track which was for me the biggest highlight of being there.

Some tips:
1. It can be extremly hot, so bring water and at least a hat/cap
2. Tread carefully when walking the bridge, and take care not to trip over the bolts that stick up every now and then
3. Bring insect repellant - I was stung by a particularly nasty mosquito
Written 20 May 2022
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Waraporn Tomanit
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Thailand178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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, Australia287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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