Kanchanaburi, a small town in the western part of Thailand, is a beautiful countryside with a painful history. It tops the Thailand attractions list as it is here that the infamous Burma railway, nicknamed death railway, is located. It was built by the Japanese invaders in 1942 by forcing the Asian workers. The brutal treatment of the laborers resulted in the death of half of the workforce by the time the bridge was completed. JEATH (Japanese -English -American -Australian -Thai -Holland) War Museum was opened in March 2003 to commemorate the dead. There is also a monument and another museum dedicated to the martyrs. There are two national parks around Kanchanburi namely: the Srinakarind and Erawan National Park. The history and wildlife reserves around the small town make it one of the most visited places in Thailand.