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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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  • Great day out. If you are searching for a family member pop into the museum across the road and ask the staff to do a computer records search. For 40baht they will print your family members details wi...  more »
  • Like so many other cemeteries that pave the inhuman history of humanity, Verdun, the beaches of Normandy, etc.. This place of worship is imbued with sadness. Peace to the souls of those soldiers died in captivity to the denial of all international conventions. The Japan comes out not grown in this episode but emotion wins before age and the names on the headstones.
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  • This was to remind us of the thousands that lost their lives constructing the death railway They were not only POW but made to work 18 hours a day with very little to eat and drink. Not even sunscreen  more »
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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)