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  Three Pagoda Pass

 

Thailand

The Three Pagoda Pass at the border with Myanmar near Sangkhlaburi, one of the few places to access either nation overland, and besides an important corridor in history for the overland Thai-Burmese trade route between the Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea, also the spot from where marauding Burmese armies marched into Siam on their traditional invasions, as well as the most plausible route used by the Imperial Japanese Army during WW II to build the Thailand-Burma Railway (fig.). The three pagodas are depicted on the provincial emblem of Kanchanaburi (fig.).

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