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Kanchanaburi

A few days away from Bangkok with Philip to the town of Kanchanaburi on the River Kwai, with most of the official attractions relating to World War Two and the building of the Thailand-Burma Railway by Allied prisoners of war, brutally treated as slave labour under Japanese occupation.

Features include the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai, the Death Railway, the Hellfire Pass Museum, the Death Railway Museum and several beautifully maintained and very moving war cemeteries.

The town itself is fairly unremarkable but the many resorts, guesthouses and restaurants set along the River Kwai enjoy fine views across and along the wide attractive waterway to the Bridge and the railway. The Bridge is a showpiece at night, illuminated in changing colours.
River Kwai view
River Kwai view
River Kwai view
River Kwai view
Boat on River Kwai
Boat on River Kwai
Bridge over the River Kwai
Bridge over the River Kwai
Death Train on Bridge over the River Kwai
Death Train on Bridge over the River Kwai
Entrance to our resort
Entrance to our resort
Breakfast at our resort
Breakfast at our resort
Bridge to our resort - not the infamous bridge!
Bridge to our resort - not the infamous bridge!
River Kwai  view from our resort
River Kwai view from our resort
Farm worker and cattle near our resort
Farm worker and cattle near our resort
Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass
Death Railway along the River Kwai
Death Railway along the River Kwai
Train ride. Wrong seat.
Train ride. Wrong seat.
Train on the Death Railway
Train on the Death Railway
View from Death Railway
View from Death Railway
View from Death Railway
View from Death Railway
Memorial Arch, Kanchanaburi
Memorial Arch, Kanchanaburi
Resort signs, Kanchanaburi
Resort signs, Kanchanaburi
One of the many street lamps along main avenue,  Kanchanaburi
One of the many street lamps along main avenue, Kanchanaburi
View, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
View, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
View, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
View, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Meticulous maintenance,  Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Meticulous maintenance, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi  War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Historic train at Erawan Falls
Historic train at Erawan Falls
Erawan Falls, Kanchanaburi
Erawan Falls, Kanchanaburi
Hin Dat Hot Springs , Kanchanaburi
Hin Dat Hot Springs , Kanchanaburi
Testing the temperature, Hin Dat Hot Springs
Testing the temperature, Hin Dat Hot Springs
Hin Dat Hot Springs
Hin Dat Hot Springs
Typical sight,  Hin Dat Hot Springs !!
Typical sight, Hin Dat Hot Springs !!
Hin Dat Hot Springs, produce stall for the tourists.
Hin Dat Hot Springs, produce stall for the tourists.