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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  • Dark, dingy, dusty and cramped. If you have time to kill, go ahead but don’t go out of your way for this place. It does, however, have a good elevated view of the river and the bridge. You can climb a...  more »
  • We visited this Death Railway museum because it was the one included in our day trip to the River Kwai. As indicated in other reviews it is well past its best. Quite run down really. We understand the...  more »
  • To see absolutely to delve into the daily men who lived at the time of the construction of the bridge. Emotional moment for my part
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