About an hour away from downtown Kanchanaburi is a beautiful wooden railway bridge on the slope of a steep cliff. A walk on the train track allows you to enjoy a nice view over the Kwae Noi river. Close to the railway track is Krasae Cave which was once a camp site for prisoners of war who were brought here to build the “Death Railway”. At present it is a place of worship with a sitting Buddha statue inside.
The construction of the railway claimed many lives because of harsh woking conditions, epidemics and famine. A walk on the bridge will give you a general idea of what the prisoners went through when they were forced to build a train track along a steep cliff with primitive tools.