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Crossing the Wampo Viaduct | by ZawWai09
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Crossing the Wampo Viaduct

The train ride from Thakilen station to Nam Tok station along the historic Death Railway took around one and half hour.

 

The area along the railway can be described as an agricultural area dotted with sugar-cane, pineapple or Tapioca plantations and paddy fields. The scenic view along the railway is also blessed with magnificent mountainous landscaped marking the Thai/Burmese border in the distance, tranquil rivers and ancient caves.

 

The most striking place along this train ride is the long wooden bridge known as the Wampo viaduct just after Tham Kra Sae Cave. This viaduct was built along the edge of the Kwai Noi river, clinging to a bare stone cliff for some 300 meters.

 

Anyone can know that it was an impossible task for the POWs and Asian forced laborers.

 

[Three-exposure HDR with clarity, contrast and temperature adjustment done in Lightroom.]

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Taken on March 5, 2010