One of the most famous and best
known images of a train on a wooden bridge with the River Kwai
below is actually taken near Krasae Cave which is a couple of
minutes walk from Tham Krasae station. We got off the train
here and had lunch at Tham Krasae restaurant.
The restaurant is set over a couple
of levels and it is full of tourists. Lunch is buffet style,
nice but nothing special but it is the views here which are
A couple of minutes walk along the
railway tracks brings you to Krasae Cave, this cave is believed
to have been a camp site for Japanese soldiers during the
construction of the Death Railway. The cave now houses a Buddha
statue and some important Buddha relics.
This is one of the most dramatic
sections of the Death Railway and you can actually walk from
here to back towards the Wampo Viaduct but it is quite dangerous
as you are walking on old railway tracks with nothing to hang
onto, water below you and if a train comes there is nowhere
really to go to get out of the way.