Prisoner of War Museum, Kanchanaburi

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Military Museum
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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  • We were not expecting to see an original part of the Kwai bridge that was built by POWs in WW2, nor were we expecting to see helmets cars etc etc. There were quite a few items from WW2 time and the hi...  more »
  • what an amazing museum, get there early and walk the trail through hellfire pass, come back through the museum then enjoy a nice cool drink at the cafe  more »
  • worth a short visit lots of mixed relics from the days of japanese invasion best for me was part of the original wooden bridge on display.  more »