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. See Prisoner of War Museum and all Kanchanaburi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanchanaburi trip itinerary planner.
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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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  • This place is a joke - yes they have an actual WWII Japanese locomotive located in the foyer area, but the rest of the the place is a mish-mash of various unrelated items or those masquerading as war ...  more »
  • I'm shocked to see that reviews here are completely mixed up, confusing the JEATH War Museum with the Art Gallery & War Museum that's closely located to the bridge. They are NOT the same!! Yes, the la...  more »
  • For me this was not worth visiting... old and dusty... the locomotive at the entrance is about to fall apart ...  more »