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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We stopped here on our way to a Thailand National Park.... this place brought tears to my eyes.... it's markers in the ground for all of the deaths caused from working on the railway.... the Japanese ...  read more »
  • The grounds here are maintained very well. The cemetery is right next to a Chinese cemetery. Apparently, all the U.S. soldiers that died here were dug up after the war and their bodies were returned t...  read more »
  • The guide told us that the contribution from Australian Govt to fund this cemetery upkeep helps the locals with jobs. It is picture perfect and nice to spend time looking at the numerous headstones mo...  read more »
  • A well maintained cemetary. Shows the cost of was and all its stupiditys
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Very sad place. Serene and beautifully maintained
  • 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
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