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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi

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Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to pay your respects to the Allied prisoners of war who perished while building the Burma Railway. The grounds serve as the final resting place for 6,982 POWs that the Japanese captured--primarily Dutch, British, and Australian. Established in its current form in 1956, the site is now managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is maintained to honor the dead and remind visitors of the harrowing experiences of so many individuals during that appalling period of history. Visit the nearby museum to learn more about the railway and those who built it. Use our Kanchanaburi trip builder to add Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and other attractions to your Kanchanaburi vacation plans.
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  • Soldiers from several countries sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom of Southeast Asia. Ages are between 19-38, that numbers silent me. Gone too soon. Another symbolic site of what war is and ...  more »
  • My grandfather is buried here and I try to visit at least once a year. The cemetery is fantastically kept a fitting resting place. 
  • Anyone who knows the film "The bridge on the River Kwai", gets a rough idea of the suffering and the fate of the prisoners of war in a Japanese internment camp. On the cemetery, it is "live" he spüren bar. It's heavy on the grave stones to read what nationalities are buried here. Thousands New Zealanders, Australians, Americans, British... usually at an age of 25-30 years. A very sad story. An important Memorial!
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  • A well maintained cemetary. Shows the cost of was and all its stupiditys
  • Well maintained cemetery. Sobering to walk through the headstones, each embossed with their respective Crest.
  • Allied cemetery that lost their lives in the World WarⅡ. Here are the soldiers of 6982 people are buried. I prayed quietly peace in front of the grave.
  • This places makes you think about how lucky we are today that theses hero's gave there lives. I'd you visit kanchanaburi then you must pay your respects here
  • Strolling through the cemetery made me feel upset, especially when I realised from the gravestones that there were so many soldiers who left their families and died young away from home. (Oct 2011)