Prisoner of War Museum, Kanchanaburi

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Prisoner of War Museum commemorates the suffering of those forced to construct the Death Railway, built in the 1940s by Allied prisoners of war and Asian civilian laborers. JEATH stands for Japan, England, Australia, Thailand, and Holland, the nationalities involved in the task, and the facility itself is designed to imitate the huts where POWs lived. You'll learn about the Japanese-run construction of the railway that linked Thailand and Burma, during which over 12,000 POWs died. Exhibits display photos and artifacts dating from World War II. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Prisoner of War Museum and many more Kanchanaburi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kanchanaburi travel route tool .
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  • A chance to learn a little bit more about the history of Thai Burma Railway and the pain and suffering the prisoners went through. A collection of artifacts part of the original old wooden bridge on d...  more »
  • This was my second visit to this museum, the first was in 1997. It is not as good as I remember and it really seems like the people running (Nearby Church) the museum have just let it slowly fall apar...  more »
  • We hadn't planned to visit this museum as part of our day trip, but when we came past it we decided to go in and didn't regret it. The museum was full of amazing, historical pieces from WWII from so m...  more »

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