Kanchanaburi – Hellfire Pass and River Kwai Death Bridge

Sean and I then bussed up to Hellfire Pass. This is the railway that was built during the Japanese occupation during WWII. They forced 200,00 Allied prisoners to work 16-18 hrs a day digging through the mountains to create this railway known as Death railway. Most of those people died due to over work, brutality, malnutrition, starvation. It is called Hellfire Pass because they worked so late into the night that all you could see was candlelit faces of Japanese army men and workings slaving which reminded to people of Dante’s Inferno. We went there and walked through the pass. Out beyond the mountains in Burma.

On the bottom are two photos of me standing next to the River Kwai Bridge which was bombed multiple times during WWII and is known as the Death Bridge. Trams still run across the tracks and up the death railway.


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