U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Concierge desk
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... the prisoners had shoes and their clothes quickly wore thin. They worked day and night under duress of the Japanese engineers. Many were starved almost to walking skeletons and tropical disease amongst the camps was rife. At the hellfire pass memorial centre we walked 2km along the former track and saw the deep cuttings that were made through the mountains by these men. Those who perished in the railways construction were buried ...
... by around 2 hours but the benefit was Pat upgraded us to First Class. We got cushions to sit on, tea/coffee and a certificate. Nice touches I think.
Got to Krasae Cave area and disembarked. Lunch was a buffet style affair with some good tucker. We read some notes about guards who worked in the area. The guards were all given nicknames by the POWs, like:
ˇ The Kanyu Kid,
ˇ Boy *******, ...
... for the 300 cremated from the cholera epidemics, the Stone of Remembrance and the Cross of Sacrifice.
Following the sweltering sun we ventured over to the Thai Burma Railway Centre where I am a Life Member. We toured around the centre, bumped into Terry the General Manager and had a coffee on the 2nd floor café overlooking the KWC. Some of the clients went to the research room ...
... bridge was bombed by the allies repeatedly and repaired by POW'S. In 1942 two whole sections collapsed under American bombing and weren't rebuilt until after the war. Unlike in Boulle's book the bridge saw two years of service moving thousands of tons of equipment and supplies for the Japanese army into Burma and India, and later used heavily for their retreat. We took the obligatory walk across noting the escape platforms to avoid oncoming trains and stopped ...
... falls which is a seven tier waterfall. It takes about 45 minutes to come up and according to the sign "is not too slope". We swam in a couple of the waterfalls including one full of dead skin eating fish. It was nice but very ticklish and when a fish bigger than your foot wants to take a quick snack on it, it gets a bit scary. ...