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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 512721
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: History Museums
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Pro's: Very well put together and maintained. I loved that they had flowers (orchids- 25 Baht for a bunch) you could buy to put on a grave. We bought one and let our children pick one of the "Known to God" graves. Con's: Only thing I would suggest is to put subtitles on the short video. Sorry.... love the accents!... More

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Otley West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited this museum and found it very informative. They have lots to read to shows a timeline of the war and the advance of the Japanese army through the region. It shows how badly the POW's and other forced workers were treated and the conditions they had to endure. Lots of exhibits from the POW's. With the price of... More

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blackpo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you want to know about the railway, then go here. Worth the admission and close to the Cemetry. The museum tells the story in date order and has some great pictures and tells you all you need to know.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The centre is next to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetry and an excellent way to learn about the Railway history and all the different nations who were made to build this infamous construction. Reminds all of us that it was not just the Australians and British who were apart of this terrible time. Many more men from Thailand and surrounding countries... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As we walked into this museum we spotted a sign advertising a one day history tour of the Thai-Burma railway. We booked it for the next day and it was fantastic. Picked up from our hotel at 8.30am and taken to the museum to spend an hour or so looking through it - really informative about this horrific time for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lot of background information for those not familiar with the period. This is not just a history lesson but also depicts man’s inhumanity to fellow man and how spirt and endeavour can conquer. The first floor has a view over the cemetery where you can buy refreshments and cool off. Worth visiting first and then returning after going to the... More

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Palm Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We didn't know what we were getting into. But we knew we had to be on this train. Hoped we were on the right train. After waiting 30 minutes it eventually started to leave the station. Some other westeners said they had already waited an hour for this to happen. We still hoped it was the right train as we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

As a European i didn't know to much about the Asian part of the world war two history and the fact that there were so many people both Australian, Europeans and Americans that died during their imprisonment because of forced labour at the Burma - Thailand railway. I found the museum very informative, well organised and I'm glad we went... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Museum is aircooled and the history is impressive. The museum does not have many objects or relics. Staff was friendly.

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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I came here after a visit to the railway. Extremely thoughtful & considerate to all who lost their lives during WW2. All the displays are in Thai & English. Cemetery over the road, must see to complete tour. lots of displays & activities to see which would suit all who are interested in WW2.

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