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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  • That wars are pointless, you know, but there are so many young men who lost their lives in a cruel war under inhumane conditions clearly how pointless. It touches a very, to go through the well-tended tombs. Rest in peace
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  • beautiful how they keep this grave plot god bless all who perished on the bridge on the river kwai really well worth a look if your going to the area  more »
  • Free - A place loaded with history and we visited with a lot of emotion. I think it's important to pay tribute to all those men who lost their lives. I recommend
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  • Place of high sentimental value. Everyone visiting Kanchanaburi and interested at least a bit in the tragic history of Death Railway built in WWII should pay a visit and dedicate some time reading the heartbreaking messages on the graves.
  • 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.
  • Special atmosphere, If you like the history. It is beautiful

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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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