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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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San Diego, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Located almost next to the "bridge". Nice to visit before going to the bridge, that way you have some background and history of the area. Also have a great view of the bridge. Mostly very organized.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited here on our tour around Kanchanaburi,Wasnt sure what it would be like,looks ok from the outside,But inside it is full of great history with real historic pieces inside,Really enjoyed it in here and i highly recommend you to pay a visit here.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a good few years since I have been here but what a breath taking experience it was very quiet a little unreal at first to see what our men did and what they achieved it is a place of pride for the Soldiers who worked and died in this place and for their families to hold their heads... More

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Bangkok
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very educational & enlightening of WWII in S.E.A. Asia. The engineering marvels with the sufferings of those who were forced into building the railway.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although many or maybe only some of us have heard about the Birma railway track, after a visit to this museum and the cemetery opposite, you will be silent for a while. A part of history that definitely should not repeat it self . Great respect to all who died there and for those who survived.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The center is a short walk from the Kanchanaburi Railway Station (which we highly recommend as your form of transportation if you're coming from Bangkok). It has an excellent layout, intermixing facts and statistics with memorabilia, videos, and dioramas. The center provides a more complete picture of the railway's history, which we appreciated when we went to see the bridge... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very well presented air-conditioned and a free coffee. Is situated oposit one of the many cemetery's so most convenient.

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Campo Grande, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is a (now) touristic train, from that old time, ridding on the Thailand-Burma Railway. On the centre and museum tell a lot about its history.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This museum was the best we visited for information and the displays are great with a lot of memorabilia, highly recommend visiting this museum if it is the only one you have time for, and the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is right next door.

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Brisbane, Australia
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For obvious reasons, one can't really "enjoy" an establishment as this, however, the history represented was objective and very informative about the actual construction of the railway. In comparison, the Hell Fire Pass Museum is a very emotionally different experience as this is more about the human suffering endured. Both are excellent!

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