Dheva Mantra Resort & Spa
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... included a stop at two train stations: one was a smaller one I can't recall the name of at the moment, but it had a wooden bridge and a cave running next to the Kwae Noi river. This was part of the famed Death Railway built during World War II leading from Nam Tok all the way into Burma, which carried supplies for the Japanese army. It was mostly built by Thais under the control of the Japanese. A strict timeline meant that the Japanese ...
... on 25 April 1943 and was during the ‘Speedo’ where the Japanese pushed the men into 24 hour a day work with relentless bashings and back breaking toil. Hammer and Tap men worked here, POWs with chunkels, baskets to remove the rock and other hammers to crush larger rocks into smaller ballast. HFP must be seen to be believed – the limestone granite is a formidable sight. 400 Aussies were later increased to 1,000 working 12-18 hour shifts ...
... where monks and people could come and pray. Then some monks at the bottom offered us water and we didn't know if it was ruder to leave it or take it. As you're meant to donate to monks, not take from them! But I suppose we did look sweaty and gross so they were doing us a favour out of pity! Then we stumbled across loads of buses full of Russian people, who were all crowed into one tiny alcohol shop, fighting each other to get ...
... the way, so were Michel and Sally dozing off! :-)
A stop was eventually made along the way after a good hour and a half of driving. The dark veil from the sky had lifted and was replaced by the rose-pink light of dawn. We were now at the famous Railway Bridge over the River Kwai. Interestingly, movies were made here ...
... of real photos taken during the time. there was also weapons on display. After this we boarded our raft house which will be our home for the next day and night. It was really cool with one raft for our dining area/bar and the other with our beds. On the back there were lounge chairs for lazing in and inflatable tubes for floating in that were connected at the back ...