1957, David Lean directed a movie that won 7 Oscars. "The Bridge on the River Kwai" - The real suffocation and sorrow is further beyond the movie. Back in WW II, when The Indian Ocean was too dangerous for Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) to transfer their war supplies, making the railway through Thai-Burmese Jungle was the only option left.
The four hour bus ride from Bangkok transports you into a different world of peace & tranquility: Kanchanaburi. Situated along the River Kwai, it has a tragic history as well as beautiful natural mysteries.