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. A visit to Prisoner of War Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kanchanaburi tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This museum is located at the bottom of walking street about 3 or kilometres from the bridge. The map pointer is correct but the location description is not. At the bridge there is another museum of s...  more »
  • Interesting to see the train of death, the bridge of Tham Kra Sae and Hell Fire Pass along with the excursion.
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  • Lots of information and displays to look at. Well set out worth a look you can just wander around on your own at you own time.  more »

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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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