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Kanchanaburi Province places to see around the Province, Death Railway, River Kwai Bridge,

Kanchanaburi Province page 3, Golf Course's  in brief Kanchanaburi Province, Page 4a, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.

The province is most famous for The Bridge Over the River Kwai See Video right & history of the bridge on Page 10 -  which was built next to the town of Kanchanaburi crossing the Mae Klong river. The Death Railway  ran all the way  from the Kwae river valley up to the Three Pagodas Pass. Today only the lowest part of the railway  to Nam Tok is still in use. In Kanchanaburi city, there is a war museum and a large cemetery of prisoners of war who died during construction of the Death Railway.


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ( Don Rak )  See picture below, bottom left - and on the following 3 pages, See also write up on Page 6 - cemetery contains the remains of 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the ‘Death Railway’. Its settings remind visitors of the war and its after-effects.


Death Railway  See picture below right  -  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. The total distance within the Thai territory was 300 km., taking only one year to complete from October 1942 – October 1943. After the war, some part of the tracks was demolished and some submerged under the lake of Khao Laem Dam.



Kanchanaburi Province page 4, Places to see around the Province, Kanchanaburi Province places to see around the Province, Death Railway, River Kwai Bridge,