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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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  • A very moving experience. The museum is well laid out with thought provoking exhibits. There is also a reasonably short video presentation. The museum is air conditioned and the entrance fee a very re...  more »
  • The cemetery is beautifully maintained and a fitting tribute to the sacrifice of many young men. I brought my 7 year old daughter to see this cemetery and the nearby museum as we had been to Hellfire ...  more »
  • Visited here after visiting Thai Burma rail museum. Makes it very personal after reading about the horrendous conditions.  more »
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  • This is one of the place which is dedicated to all the war soldiers that gave their lives during war, everyone one should pay 1 small visit to learn about the past. This place is very quite and peaceful, so it will give you a satisfaction. I would also like to thank the people who are actually maintaining this place. I came to Know that Indians participated in this war.
  • Nice Quick Trip with Lots of History As an Ancestral History buff, I loved having a quick stop to this cemetery on our tour agenda. Once you walk into the gate of the cemetery, there are multiple signs that cover the history of why the cemetery exists, along with short histories of each country military branch that is included in the cemetery. I was pleased to find that the cemetery was very well kept, and had an assortment of flowers planted throughout the grounds, making it seem less formal than you'd expect. I would recommend this as an additional stop if you are already near the location.
  • Rarely have I seen a cemetary so well-maintained as this one. A very proper and respectful tribute to those who are buried here.
  • This is a great place to stop and remember those before us. The cemetery is very clean and organized and you can walk around in less than 20 minutes and see and read all the information.
  • A relatively simple cemetery but very tastefully done. It's a sobering experience to visit but it's important to honour those who gave their lives. It's well maintained and has quite a few foreign visitors.