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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 34 512721
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Type: History Museums, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The museum has photos and real artifacts obtained from the construction site. it is a compact two storey museum. The secret photos of the prisoners of war is moving and when you walk on the River Kwai bridge, there after, the mind drifts to the builders who gave up their life to build the bridge, we walk upon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes, we only see things in a perspective wherein we don't see how things became part of us. We don't bother to look behind the history of how significant events are become part of our lives. Bringing myself inside the museum reveals a very disheartening facts and painful sacrifices of thousands and thousands of lives who in the mere fact,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Take your time to drink in the exhaustive information about this railway system and deepen your knowledge of the incidents and appreciate the lives lost here. What I disliked?: No photography allowed. However, you can buy the books to bring back a piece of memory. There is also a free cup of coffee awaiting you at the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was built with the sweat and toil of the poor prisoners who worked in the blazing sun for 18 hours at a time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband probably enjoyed this more than me. We spent a lot of time looking around but still found we were able to include it with all other sites we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited this centre and would recommend it without reservation. Not a lengthy tour (30-60 minutes max) but very informative and fact based. A lot of detail on the what, when, where and why of the project and a terrible reminder of the horror of war. The veterans cemetery across the road is beautifully maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really good. No propaganda, just a clean display of facts. facts that leave you leaving a little sad for it was a terrible period. Truly worth visiting but skip the free instant coffee at the exit ;) nobody likes instant coffee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was a nice little informative museum, with good displays and a video with more information on the prisoners of war from the WW2. It's also air conditioned and there is a cafe at the end of the exhibit where you'll get a complimentary coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

From the outset, let me be honest, my Father was a PoW held by the Japanese . Therefore my views are not completely unbiased. This was a return visit, my last 10 years ago. The museum put a lot in to perspective for myself. It explains how people were treated, the barbarity, the starvation, all in a factual way. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I am working this review from the cafe at the museum, and I must say that Rod Beattie, founder of the museum, has done an incredible service to serve the memories of all the POWS, their families, and all those who suffered either directly or indirectly as a result of the brutalities that took place at the hands of the... More 

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