Prisoner of War Museum, Kanchanaburi

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At Prisoner of War Museum, learn about the Death Railway, part of the Thai-Burma railways built from 1942 to 1943. Thousands of Allied prisoners of war were forced under Japanese demands to construct the railway, and over 12,000 died from the brutal treatment and conditions. In the museum's first section, explore a site built to imitate POWs' quarters at the time. Inside the building, learn in more detail about the construction of the railroad. The second section displays artifacts and items such as paintings, drawings, photos, weapons, tools, and maps. Add Prisoner of War Museum to your Kanchanaburi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kanchanaburi holiday planner.
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  • nice visit the educated me. you can see the history of the bridge as well the history of generals thai royaltiy.  more »
  • I could also feel the suffering and torture endured by troops of all nationalities, looking at personal belongings puts shivers down your spine. I was there to remember an uncle, whom I never met, and...  more »
  • What a shame the locals have made this museum a market stall...you are directed downstairs and you are faced by vendors selling clothes and Tat amongst the exhibits. Also the exhibits have been left t...  more »