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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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  • Hundreds of Australian and British POWs buried here. It is a solemn place to visit. Just walking and bearing witness can be a prayer.  more »
  • We availed one of those group tours to go to Kanchanburi as we had only planned spending one day in the area. The War Cemetery was our first stop in the morning. We spent only about 15 of minutes in t...  more »
  • After going to the museum we decided to walk around the war cemetery. We found this a moving experience after learning about what they all must have been through in the museum next door. So many lives...  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)