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. See Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and all Kanchanaburi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanchanaburi trip site .
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  • The cemetery is just by the side of the road. Interesting plaques throughout but the graves are the main attraction. Just walking through the mass of graves, reading the names, dates and units bring i...  more »
  • A very peaceful and respectful memorial in a lovely setting. Gardens and monuments are superbly kept. Certainly worth a visit if you have 20 minutes to an hour.  more »
  • Very Sombre feeling walking through the cemetery, where so many gave their lived, after walking through the museum and seeing the way things were then stepping into the cemetery, have to say made my e...  more »
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  • Always find time to pay my respects to the people whom sacrificed their precious lives for our freedom.
  • Special atmosphere here. makes me feel very sad
  • Small well kept cemetery serving as a memorial to the thousands who died in the Death Railway.
  • A well maintained cemetery for fallen WWII soldiers (mostly British and Australian).
  • 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.

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Kanchanaburi town center offers plenty of comfortable hotels, with pricier ones located right on the banks of the River Kwai. Move away from the river to take advantage of a drastic drop in prices for rooms offering much the same level of comfort and facilities provided by the city's riverside alternatives. Explore the rural areas for budget hotels, quirky rental apartments, and guesthouses making use of their scenic surroundings.
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