The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi

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Discover the sad history of the Thailand-Burma Railway at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, an interactive museum dedicated to preserving the story of the railway line in a fair, balanced, non-partisan way. The Empire of Japan built the railway--sometimes known as the Death Railway--in 1943 using forced labor to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. More than 12,600 Allied prisoners of war died during the construction of the line, along with an estimated 90,000 Asian civilian laborers. Learn about the railway's construction and geography, and about the grim working conditions of the laborers, through a combination of reconstructions, interactive displays, videos, artwork, and preserved artifacts. The museum is located next to two cemetaries where laborers were laid to rest. To visit The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre on your trip to Kanchanaburi, use our Kanchanaburi vacation route planner.
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  • This at the end of the line before Burma Which was included in our trip but our late friend never got as far as here  more »
  • I don't quite get it. This place is rated above real historical sites such as the bridge and the War Museum near the bridge? Certainly this place is modern and we'll maintained with awesome displays t...  more »
  • The museum has many photos and artifacts as well as a small café. Over 60 panels give detailed information about the construction, the POWs, their treatment, bridge construction, and WWII facts. The m...  more »