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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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  • Incredible cemetery full of history. Carefully by all. Invites you to stroll, read, think... do not spend long!
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  • This is a must stop. It is a beautiful cemetery/memorial for these men. The grounds are immaculate and picture perfect. Take time and walk up and down a few rows. Family/friends have left mementos on ...  more »
  • Always good to remember all the tragic sacrifice of young mens lives far from home. A very humbling experience. Books with the roll call are kept in a steel wall mounted cupboard on the left hand side...  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)