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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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  • impressive, you become speechless, in the review of all these graves. the cemetery is very well kept. When visiting the city you would out of respect for the victims, killed in the construction of this railway line, to dwell in this cemetery. There are also quite a few Dutch people buried.
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  • Beautiful serene place where many English, Australian and Dutch POWs who worked on the Burma railway line have a last Honourable place. Good to go if you first go to Hellfire passage.
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  • If you give you a ride and you look in you the tombstones, were all about kids, but as all the wars and concentration camps... You see account history is repeated, in different places with the same consequences.
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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.

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Where to stay in Kanchanaburi

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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