Death Railway Bridge

An Easy Tours' Photo Essay

Thailand’s Deathrailway Bridge, usually called The Bridge over the River Kwai because of a 1957 film of the same name, was built as alternative supply line by the Japanese during their campaigns in Southeast Asia during World War II

Thousands of allied prisoners of war died during its construction

The bridge was built to span the Khwae Yai River that runs beside Kanchanaburi, a rural village in Western Thailand

Hell Fire Pass was carved largely by hand using forced labor, and hundreds of allied of prisoners died during the arduous construction here

Elephants are still a part of daily life the villages of the Mon ethnic minority that inhabit this region