Map of the Burma-Thailand railway

The map is entitled the 'Burma-Thailand Railway', and shows the locations of the camps along the length of the railway. The railway is shown crossing the map diagonally, from the north-west to the south-east, stretching some 415 kilometres from Thanbyuzayat in Burma (now Myanmar) down to Nong Pladuk in Thailand.

Locations along the Burma-Thailand railway: map description

For much of its northward route through Thailand to the Burmese border past Songkurai, the railway follows the path of the Kwae Noi. Other major rivers nearby are the Mae Khlaung in Thailand, which joins the Kwae Noi at Kanchanaburi, and the Ataran further north in Burma.

An arrow indicates the direction north from Thanbyuzayat to the town of Moulmein in Burma, while arrows indicate the directions to Bangkok (east) and Singapore (south) from Nong Pladuk. The Andaman Sea to the west is marked, including the coastal towns of Ye and Tavoy in Burma.

The map is interactive: by rolling your mouse over each place label on the map, or cycling through the locations with your tab key, the distance to Nong Pladuk (Thailand) and the distance to Thanbyuzayat (Burma) can be seen in kilometres, along with alternate names for each place that have been found in historical sources. You can select between viewing only the main camps or all the 61 camps that are listed by clicking 'Show all locations'. Alternatively, you can view the information for each of the 61 camps in text form below.

Burma-Thailand railway locations

Distance between stations along the Burma-Thailand railway
Location To Nong Pladuk (Thailand) To Thanbyuzayat (Burma) Alternate names
1. Nong Pladuk 0 kilometres 415 kilometres Nompladuk, Nom Pladuc, Hnong Pladuk
2. Komma 2 kilometres 413 kilometres None
3. Ban Pong 3 kilometres 412 kilometres Bhan Pong, Bam Pong
4. Rukke 13 kilometres 402 kilometres None
5. Taruanoi 26 kilometres 389 kilometres Talua, Tuarua
6. Tha Muang 39 kilometres 376 kilometres Tamuan, Tamoan, Tamuang
7. Tung Tung 41 kilometres 377 kilometres None
8. Kanchanaburi 53 kilometres 362 kilometres Kanburi, Kanchanabri, Kamburi, Kan'buri
9. Tha Markam 56 kilometres 359 kilometres Tamarkan, Tha Makhan
10. Chungkai 60 kilometres 355 kilometres None
11. Wang Lan 69 kilometres 346 kilometres Wanran
12. Tapon 78 kilometres 337 kilometres None
13. Bankao 88 kilometres 327 kilometres Ban Khao
14. Takilen 98 kilometres 346 kilometres Takiren, Tha Kilen
15. Arrowhill 108 kilometres 307 kilometres Arruhiro, Wang Sung
16. Lum Sung 110 kilometres 305 kilometres None
17. Wampo 125 kilometres 280 kilometres Wang Yai
20. Tha Sao 130 kilometres 285 kilometres Tarsau, Tarsao, Tha Soe, (Nam Tok)
21. Tonchan 139 kilometres 276 kilometres None
22. Tampi 148 kilometres 267 kilometres Tampii, Tampie
23. Konyu 151 kilometres 264 kilometres Kanyu, Kanu, Kannyu
24. Hellfire Pass 153 kilometres 262 kilometres Konyu Cutting
25. Hintok 155 kilometres  260 kilometres Hin Tok, Hintoku
26. Kinsaiyok 171 kilometres 244 kilometres Kinsayok, Kinsayoke
27. Rin Tin 181 kilometres 234 kilometres Rinten, Lin Thin
28. Kuei 190 kilometres 285 kilometres Kui Ye
29. Hindato 198 kilometres 277 kilometres None
30. Brankasi 207 kilometres 208 kilometres Prang Kasi
31. Tha Kha-Nun 218 kilometres 197 kilometres Tha Kanun, Takanun, Takunun
32. Namajon 229 kilometres 186 kilometres Namajo, Tamaryo
33. Tamuron Part 244 kilometres 171 kilometres None
34. Kriankri 250 kilometres 165 kilometres Krieng Krai
35. Kurikonta 229 kilometres 157 kilometres None
36. Konkoita 263 kilometres 152 kilometres Konkuita, Konikita, Konkuita
37. Taimonta 273 kilometres 142 kilometres Timontar
38. Ni Thea 282 kilometres 133 kilometres Nieke, Nikki Camp, Nikhe, Niki, Niki-Niki, Nike
39. Songkurai 296 kilometres 121 kilometres Sonkurai, Songkla
40. Changaraya 301 kilometres 114 kilometres None
41. Three Pagodas Pass 306.5 kilometres 108.5 kilometres None
42. Payatonzu 307 kilometres 108 kilometres Paya-thanzu Taung, Paya Tanzu Taung
43. 105-Kilo Camp 310 kilometres 105 kilometres Aungganaung, Anganan, Aunggonaung
44. Anganan 2 315 kilometres 100 kilometres Regue
45. Kyando 320 kilometres 95 kilometres Kyondaw
46. Aparon 332 kilometres 83 kilometres Apalon, Apparon
47. Aparain 337 kilometres 78 kilometres Apalaine
48. 70-Kilo Camp 343 kilometres 70 kilometres Mezali, Masali, Masalé, Mizale
49. Kami Mezali 349 kilometres 66 kilometres None
50. Ronshii 354 kilometres 61 kilometres None
51. Tanzum 358 kilometres 57 kilometres Taungzun, Taunzan
52. 55-Kilo Camp 360 kilometres 55 kilometres Kilo-55 Camp, Khonkhan
53. Thanbaya 365 kilometres 53 kilometres Tanbaya, Tambaya
54. Anakwin 369 kilometres 45 kilometres Anankwin, Anarkwan
55. Bekitan 375 kilometres 40 kilometres 40-Kilo, Betetaung, Beketaung
56. 30-Kilo Camp 385 kilometres 30 kilometres Reptu, Retphaw, Rephaw, Repo
57. Konokoi 391 kilometres 23 kilometres Konnoki
58. Rabao 396 kilometres 18 kilometres 18-Kilo, Hlepauk
59. Tentoku 401 kilometres 13 kilometres None
60. Wagalé 406 kilometres 9 kilometres Wagale
61. Thanbyuzayat 415 kilometres  0 kilometres None

Last updated: 21 January 2020

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DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2020), Map of the Burma-Thailand railway, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 4 July 2022, https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/wars-and-missions/burma-thailand-railway-and-hellfire-pass-1942-1943/events/building-hellfire-pass/map-burma-thailand-railway
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