The Tha Kilen Train Station holds significant relevance in Thai history, more specifically the construction of the Death Railway. The run between Tha Kilen and Nam Tok takes you across the scene where so many POW’s and forced laborers lost their lives.
As you chug along the short 77 kilometers stretch, you will see the former POW camp, known as the “cutting” camp. Where so many lives were brutally lost, although now it has been turned into a peaceful resort.
The next daunting part to experience is the wooden viaduct that precariously clings to the cave-ridden cliff, threatening to give way to the devastating drop below.
Finally, during the last stretch before Nam Tok Station, you will be awed by the beautiful and luscious scenery as you gaze out over the river at the temples and below.