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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 34 512721
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A MUST see on any trip to Thailand

This is the most brilliant museum ever - so true to the men who died on the line. So much work has been done to replicate many of the scenarios for the men of the line. A MUST... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is the most brilliant museum ever - so true to the men who died on the line. So much work has been done to replicate many of the scenarios for the men of the line. A MUST see. And leave yourself a couple of house at a minimum to review the museum if possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

4 of us went to the museum. One of our number had a father who was a POW and worked on the railway so there was much more relevance to her than to me, but saying that I found it to be extremely thought provoking. it makes you realise how lucky we are. The exhibition itself was very informative and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Museum is very well planned and allows you to follow the foot steps of allied POW's working on the Thai-Burma railway. With many pictures and graphic displays showing horror conditions. It was very educational and allows people to understand why and how this happened. If you go the Bridge on the River Kwai, this museum is just down the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This, the war graves opposite and the Hellfire Musuem are three musts for a Kanchanaburi visit. The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre has a good well ordered collection which clearly outlines the history of the railway, its location, construction and ending and the scale of the human suffering that was involved in its building. It is a sobering and important visit. NB... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's just like any other railway line just that it's been built by War priosner's. So if you have luxury of time, you can give a brief stop over,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

The museum is really interesting in order to understand what happened, with how the Japanese had plans with this Railway. There is a Lot to read but is well explained. After the visit you can see the Cemetery that is just in front of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The museum in Kanchanaburi (this one) is much better than the hellfire pass museum that is in Nam Tok. The place is quiet inside and peaceful and people respect the wishes of the soldiers who have shared some intimate memories of their suffering experences, This place is right next to the War cemetery and a catholic church. You cant miss... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

we learnt a lot of things. very interresting. Very well documented, not expensive and air conditionning is working very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We came to Kanchanaburi not knowing a lot about the Death Railway or the events of WWII in Asia. However, after visiting this museum I feel well informed about it all. The level of information available here is amazing, it is in depth but also coherent for people who have little base knowledge like myself. It is well organised and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited as part of the Titan tour of Bangkok and Burma as a group of 24 people. Unfortunately for us this particular museum lacked the personal touch which we experienced when visiting the National Arboretum in Staffordshire (England) last year, see separte review. However, it is still very informative and definitely worth a visit, particularly before visiting the Bridge... More 

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