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I love Kanchanaburi

I love Kanchanaburi

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About Kanchanaburi

The famous bridge, known to many from the film, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, was built next to the town of Kanchanaburi, crossing the Kwae Yai River. The Death Railway ran all the way from the Kwae River valley up to Three Pagodas Pass.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak) (สุสานทหารสัมพันธมิตรดอนรัก) The immaculately maintained cemetery contains the remains of 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the "Death Railway".

Death Railway, the strategic railway tracks began from Nong Pla Duk Station in Amphoe Ban Pong, Ratchaburi, and ran via Kanchanaburi across the Khwae Yai River, westbound to the Three Pagodas Pass, to end at Thanbuyuzayat in Burma. Total length in Thai territory was 300 km. The railway took only one year to complete, from October 1942–October 1943. After the war, some lengths of track were demolished and some submerged under the lake of Khao Laem Dam.

Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum (ช่องเขาขาดพิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งความทรงจำ) Established by the Australian Government, it houses a theatre and collection of photographs, equipment, and utensils used during the construction of the Death Railway.

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Any many more, come to explore the historic amazing Kanchanaburi by yourself.

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