Death Railway

Death Railway

The Burma Railway, better known as the Death Railway, was built by the Japanese in 1943 to complete the rail link between Bangkok and Burma. Both Asian labourers and Allied prisoners of war were bought to Thailand to work on the railway, a route that had already been dismissed by the British, due to the terrain, as too difficult to complete. The brutal conditions that workers were exposed to caused the deaths of 90,000 civilian workers and 12,000 POWs. Hellfire Pass, a railway cutting that saw the harshest conditions and greatest loss of like if now a lovely memorial walk and informative museum. 

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holiday duration 12 Days from
holiday price 3,090pp

As you explore Thailand, it isn’t hard to see why it’s known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ whether they are yours or those of the friendly locals. This wonderful private tour immerses you in Thailand’s rich and rewarding history as you travel from vibrant Bangkok up to the fascinating northern highlands.

holiday duration 14 Days from
holiday price 2,190pp

Thailand weaves an image of glittering temples, lush jungle, and golden sunshine, all entwined with a rich heritage that has remained staunchly unchanged for centuries. It is also fun-loving, friendly and exotic – discover both sides of Thailand on this tour of Bangkok and the northern highlands.

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Time difference: GMT +7Hours
Flight Time: Approx: 11 hours 30 mins
Visa Required: No
Currency: Dollar
Tel Code: +886
Official Language: Mandarin
Main Religion: Buddhism
Airlines: Thai Airways , British Airways, Finnairs , Emirates , Etihad Airways , Qatar Airways , Singapore Airlines , Malaysia Airlines , Cathay Pacific , Turkish Airlines

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