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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  • At The Bridge is an annex of the JEATH war museum. The photos are yellowed. There are a few reconstructions of the camp happen. Actually sin to here to go. The large JEATH is situated about 4 km to the city. Gives a much better picture of what is around the building of the railway line.
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  • It was a pleasant visit to this museum. Many old artifact, objects, history related to the WW2. If you are a amateur of army stuff this is the place to be. I recommend to anyone who want to make a sto...  more »
  • 40 baht entrance fee. The museum is quite extensive with sections covering Japan in Thailand during WW2, and another section covering the history between Thailand and Burma. The museum seems a little ...  more »

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