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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 34 512721
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The Centre has done thorough research into the impact WWII had on this region prior to 1945. It is a complex history that found Thailand entangled in a unique set of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Centre has done thorough research into the impact WWII had on this region prior to 1945. It is a complex history that found Thailand entangled in a unique set of circumstances. Thanks go to so many Thais, who found ways to assist the POWs in their struggle to survive.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well worth a visit to this museum. Informative and moving (even for teens) and a great way to understand the WORLD WAR II events in the area and the enormity of the human sacrifice made in the building of the Thailand Burma railway. Located next to cemetery.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I highly recommend visiting this museum. The exhibition and history presentation is in-depth and complete. I was very moved and spent over 1 hour in this museum.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It costs 140b per person to enter this museum. Set aside at least 1hour, possibly more, as there is a lot of information which is very well set out.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very informative, right next to the cemetery and not far from the bridge, making it all very moving.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a fantastic place to learn about the tragic history of the Thailand-Burma railway. Its many exhibits have comprehensive descriptions in English that tell the full story. My teenage son knew nothing about the railway and was absolutely fascinated by the museum. It also has a nice little coffee shop.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum was very detailed. I had a small understanding of the railway from films, but this museum brought it all to life. It was very informative and I completely lost myself within their 2 floors of displays. Definitely walk across the street to the museum afterwards. It really brings the whole experience together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very informative and emotional, I will never understand fully what the POWs and others went through. Well laid out and definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Apart from providing a history of the construction of the railway it serves as a research centre. Exhibitions cover two floors and you cannot walk away from the Centre without admiring the efforts of the POW's who laboured on the construction of the line. Anyone interested in the history of the line should visit the Centre. Do not be put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's a subject area that is difficult to present, but I believe it was creative and sensitive. I enjoyed it very much

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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 34 512721
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Kanchanaburi Province  >  Kanchanaburi

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