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    BANGKOK TO BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

    THE BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI Kanchanaburi may not sound very popular as a destination in Thailand, but it surely becomes more appealing when you get to know it is a crucial point of the Burma Railway, aka the Death Railway, precisely where the famous Bridge on River Kwai (or Kwae) is located. Only thing we knew before getting here was that there are a book and movie of the same name, but we definitely learned more about this railway thanks to this trip.So here’s our guide to all you need to know about the Death Railway and how to go to the Bridge on River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. We landed…

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    HELLFIRE PASS: THE LITERAL DEATH RAILWAY

    THE DEATH RAILWAY As we described in our last post about The Bridge on River Kwai, the section of the Burma Railway, aka Death Railway, still in use today goes from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok terminus, including the most famous views of Bridge on River Kwai and Wampo Viaduct. However, the original Burma Railway used to run further on north of Nam Tok towards Burma (today Myanmar), via a narrow corridor through the jungle that was dug by the WWII Prisoners of War (POW’s) and Southeast Asian labourers (called romusha). Their life conditions here were so harsh that thousands of them lost their lives: it is estimated that over 90,000 Asian…