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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  • The visit to this war museum fell. It is a j-shaped shed containing photos and drawings of the hardships during the construction of the railway line from Bangkok to Burma. The photos are partly the same as present at the exposition of the Hellfire pass.
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  • An entrance fee of 40baht was not unreasonable but the museum was poorly maintained, with little information. If you have visited the bridge I suppose a visit to the museum follows on but be warned!!  more »
  • This reconstructed barracks give a sad picture of the living conditions of the prisoners of war of the Japanese, who had to work on the Burma railway. Impressive.
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