April 2015. Kanchanaburi’s collection of world war two sights is undeniably fascinating, but also pretty heavy and at times hugely depressing. So after a day walking the Death Railway Bridge, the War Cemetery and the Death Railway Museum, I was eager to treat myself to some beautiful National Park scenery to clear my mind and […]Read More
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April 2015. A visit to the town of Kanchanaburi is like stepping into a giant, breathing memorial to one of Thailand’s darkest historical chapters. For it was here that so many prisoners of war toiled away on the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, also known as The Death Railway, back in the early 1940s. Over one hundred […]Read More
April 2015. Even if you’ve never seen the Oscar-winning movie, chances are you’ve heard of the bridge on the River Kwai, a key component of Japan’s so-called Thailand-Burma Death Railway line during World War II. A truly horrific chapter of Thai history, over one hundred thousand slaves and prisoners of war were forced to work […]Read More
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