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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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  • Unbelievably well maintained - worth a stroll and a tribute. Stop by on a bicycle tour of the city and pay your respects. Easily accessible on journey to/from bus station from backpacker street. 
  • In the past by family members and friends sometimes heard about this but not how lamentable it really has been. After touring the museum has a visit to the cemetery. We also have visited Hellfire Pass, which you now think: what is this still a nice place, but where many prisoners of war in those years their lives.
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  • The cemetery is a small plot just across from the museum. You really can't do one without the other. The cemetery is well maintained and is a fitting tribute to all those from various countries who sa...  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)