Prisoner of War Museum, Kanchanaburi

Categories: Military Museums, History Museums, Museums
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2.5/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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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  • This place is very near the bridge.... it had tons of items and objects and is a must see for any history buff of WW2.... it always tugs at my heart a little to see the vestiges of such a cruel war......  read more »
  • Here are the traces of the history of many a good learning sources. There is a used car, there are World War 2 weapons used in those days.
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  • It is a gallery of pics... You can find them on internet and save some times. I would expect some interaction with the staff to explain or show Things. So bad 
  • Very strange and eclectic mix of various decaying items. There are some areas of note but it's like a maze and is generally tatty. Good views of the bridge from the roof though,
  • A waste of time. Filled with fakes and inaccurate information. The Death Railway Museum and Research Centre next to the Allied military cemetery is where you should go. It is the best museum in Thailand.
  • It's like visiting second world War, Historical place. Good museum.
  • There are bigger, more informative museums in the kanchanaburi area, but its worth the 30 baht entrance fee.
  • This Is not a museum. It is a bunch of old things altogether in a messy and a dirty way. It is absolute worthless.
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