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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  • The museum is right by the river and do not need to spend too long to walk around but it was nice to know the history about war in south east Asia in the past around this area.  more »
  • From the top of the museum you can see the famous bridge over the Kwai River which is a good place to take pictures and just enjoy the view over the landscape. The museum itself is a bit old fashioned...  more »
  • I did see ‘the other’ Jeath War Museum when crossing the bridge but this one is about a ten minute walk from the main street running through the centre of Kanchanaburi. Probably not worth going out of...  more »
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