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 yare to complete from October 1942 1942 - October 1943. After the war, some part of the tracks was demolished and some submerged under the lake of Khao Laem Dam. The Death Railway is a reminder of the cruel war and its painstaking construction by the Allied POWs. It runs through a scenic landscape,especially the area of Tham Krasae where it skirts the cliff overlooking the Khwae Noi River .The railway currently ends at Ban Tha Sao or Namtok Station, a distance of some 77 km. from Kanchanaburi Station. A special train running from Bamgkok to Namtok station is available on weekend and national holidays.
For further details'please contact the State Railway of Thailand, Tel.1690 or (+66)022204334