During WWII, Japanese invaders forced hundreds of thousands of prisoners of war and Asian labourers to build a railway stretching from Ban Pong in Thailand all the way to Burma. They worked in horrific conditions and many (estimated at around 90,000) died from starvation, illness or torture.

Today its possible to take a ride on the ‘Death Railway’ to Kanchanaburi, the setting for the famous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’.

This stretch of track is at the end of the bridge, just as the track disappears on its way to the Burmese border.