The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Death Railway in Thailand Without Tour

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Death Railway in Thailand Without Tour

The Thai-Burma Railway is notably known as the Death Railway due to the harsh condition and high death rate during its construction in the early 1940s. Originally built to connect Bangkok in Thailand and Yangon in Burma (now Myanmar), you can now get on the train to explore the Death Railway from Bangkok to Nam Tok.

While you can easily find a lot of day trip tour options to get on the Death Railway train from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, you can also arrange a trip to explore the remaining Thai-Burma Railway on your own. The scenic view of the train journey is rewarding, and to top it all you can also learn about the morbid history of how it was constructed during World War 2.

In this post, I’m going to share some insider tips about arranging a DIY The Death Railway trip. From how to buy train tickets from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi or Nam Tok, the best way to explore the Death Railway and other things you need to know about traveling through this infamous railway.

So, is it worth the hassle of planning your own trip to explore the Thai-Burma Railway? Here’s the ultimate guide to exploring the Death Railway in Thailand!

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6 Great Reasons to Stay at Solitaire Hotel on Soi 11 When Visiting Bangkok

Planning a visit to Bangkok immediately sets the imagination flowing, with thoughts of a stunning climate, vibrant scenes, the aroma of beautiful food, busy streets teeming with life while exploring a floating market, and lots of fun thrown in for good measure.

To get the most out of the stay some thought needs to be put into it, as well as advanced research and talking to those who are familiar with the city. It might depend on the purpose of the trip, but whether it be for a vacation, business, or a stopover, visitors cannot go wrong when selecting Solitaire Hotel on Soi 11 Sukhumvit, as their accommodation of choice for the following 6 great reasons.

How to Protect Your Privacy While Traveling

Traveling remains a preferred pastime for pleasure or business. Packing and taking off to a different country or town can be exhilarating. However, it’s worth noting that traveling also carries many safety and privacy risks that may not be obvious, especially if you’re excited about your chosen destination. While planning your trip, it’s essential to protect your privacy. Below are a few practical ways to do so. 

Visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Without Tour: Is It Worth It or Just Another Tourist Trap in Bangkok?

Visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Without Tour: Is It Worth It or Just Another Tourist Trap in Bangkok?

Visiting a floating market seems to be one of the most recommended things to do in Bangkok, and Damnoen Saduak is one of the most popular floating markets close to the capital city of Thailand. Despite so many tour options to visit a floating market from Bangkok, my boyfriend and I decided to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market without tour on our last trip to Thailand.

Before deciding to make a DIY trip to Damnoen Saduak from Bangkok, our main consideration is actually the fact that most tours start super early in the morning, and none of us is a morning person. Especially not during a holiday! LOL.

As a result, we decided to go to the floating market by researching the public transportation from Bangkok to Damnoen Saduak, and just wing it on D-day to see if it’s worth visiting or just another tourist trap in Bangkok. Well, I’ve got a lot to say about this trip in general so I’m going to share it based on my personal experience. So, here’s my take about visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and whether it’s worth visiting from Bangkok!

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5 Safety Tips to Use Couchsurfing for Women Travelers

Being women travelers always come with a set of challenges, and you may get some mixed experience when it comes to couchsurfing. On paper, Couchsurfing seems like a great way to enhance your experience as a woman traveling to a new place. But on the other hand, Couchsurfing for women has a mixed review as you need to be extra cautious since there’s a fine line between finding a genuine host who genuinely wants to help you with your travel on Couchsurfing and the other who wants to take advantage of you.

Now that I started traveling with my boyfriend, I realize how impactful it is to filter genuine hosts on Couchsurfing from some random men who want to reach out to me just because I’m a woman traveling alone.

So, here are some safety tips that I want to share if you’re a woman traveler looking to couchsurf as a part of your travel!