2.5 hours train ride to Kanchanaburi for River Kwai Bridge is truly worth it. Beautiful river scenery and awesome railway bridge. Train approaching and passed by beside was a thrilling experience. Enjoying local Thai food in their carnival tent with nice music & songs.
Guihe Bridge borders Myanmar. It's three kilometers from Beibei Prefecture. The scenery here is beautiful. Friends from all over the world who come to visit here all take self-portraits on the bridge. There is a group in Malaysia who speaks Mandarin. It's so kind to hear that. They were very enthusiastic. When they knew that I was traveling alone, they invited me warmly and I refused them kindly. There are many Thai children playing and singing by the bridge with guitars. The first photo was taken with the help of a Thai boy playing guitar. He was very skilled and gave him 20 baht. He was happy to say thank you directly. The pace of life here is very slow. Many stores open at more than 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Consumption is also low, more suitable for the elderly.
Guihe Bridge is a railway bridge built on Guihe River. It is a section of "Death Railway" and contains a period of history during World War II. The Guihe Bridge was once blown up, but now it has been rebuilt. When walking along the railway track on the bridge, pay attention to the warning of staff whistling and the whistle of the train. If a train passes through the observation platform extending out on both sides of the railway to ensure safety. The scenery on the bridge is good. We walk from one end to the other. There is a Guanyin Temple. It was interesting to see a train passing by and witness the whole process of the train crossing the bridge.
There is nothing special about the scenery alone. There are relatively more white tourists here, but few Chinese come to visit. A monument reminds us of the bitter past of the captives of the Chinese Expeditionary Army. Maybe there are no stories of losers in our history, maybe there are no unpleasant experiences in our memories. Never forget the past, the teacher of the future. The Chinese people came here to mourn.
Guihe Bridge is well known for its film of the same name. If the itinerary permits, you might as well go to the field and experience for yourself the "Death Railway" of the old days. ___________ RIVER KWAI BRIDGE is located in KANCHANABURI, about 130 kilometers northwest of Bangkok. One-day tour of Guihe Bridge can be easily booked at Bangkok Tourist Center or at the hotel. One-day tour buses usually leave early, usually around six or seven o'clock, and return to Bangkok at six or seven o'clock in the afternoon. The various fees are about 1,000 baht (about 200 yuan). There are also trains running between Beibei Prefecture and Bangkok. One is that the traveling time is longer, and the other is that the commuting time is not necessarily appropriate. If the time is right and the weekend is in Bangkok, then you can choose to leave at 6:00 a.m. on Saturdays. There are several scenic spots on the way. The stopover time varies from 10 minutes to half an hour. The round-trip fare is 120 baht (about 24 yuan) and returns to Bangkok at six or seven o'clock that evening. In Bangkok Railway Station, foreigners can buy tickets with the original passport, cash or credit card. The train stays at Guihe Bridge for a long time and can walk up and down the bridge. The train is mostly local, but also has many foreign tourists. It has no air conditioning, only fans. Although the conditions are simple, there are also different customs.
Personally, Beibei can be called a city pulled by Thai trains because all the people who come here will come to the Guihe Bridge, a product of World War II, which is about 3 kilometers away from Beibei Railway Station. You can put him in the first stop, not under Kanchanaburi to his next station, River Kwai bridge, and it will take about 8 minutes to get off the train, which is the scenic spot of the Guihe Bridge. In the afternoon, people are very busy nearby, so they can turn around a lot.
Decades ago, as part of the Thai-Myanmar Death Railway, there was a dark history that people did not want to recall. Nowadays, Guihe Bridge is like a heritage. On the one hand, it continues to function as a railway bridge, on the other hand, it also attracts countless tourists to visit and visit it. At the end of the railway to the northwest, you can even go on the railway in person and feel the heavy and hard work of the railway.