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 impressive. Buried here are very young soldiers of various nationalities who perished in the building of the railway. Reminds me of the horror that the Jews in eurapa have experienced during the war.
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  • A sobering place. Passing through the various tombstones you can see that the majority are young people.
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  • Very well kept cemetery. Easy to find just off the Museum in Kanchanaburi, who also is to visit.
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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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