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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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Very Impressive private museum/information centre

Right across the road from the War Cemetery, this private museum is most impressive. Entry fee is almost nothing, and the displays are quite impressive. There's a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Right across the road from the War Cemetery, this private museum is most impressive. Entry fee is almost nothing, and the displays are quite impressive. There's a lot of hardware from the old railway used in displays, and it adds a touch of authenticity, and sadness, to the experience. I've visited every time I've been in Kanchanaburi since its opening.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is the second time in 4 years that I have visited the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and it won't be the last! This museum is a must for any visitor to Kanchanaburi as it gives you an excellent overview of the area from a World War II perspective. The planning that must have gone in to setting up this museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Compared to the Dearth Museum near the bridge, this establishment is first class in presentation and information I submitted information about my Uncle who served with the British Army RAMC to these guys and they managed to dig out and forward to me in Canada, a number of official documents of the time in 1942- 1943 he was working on... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Need more upgrading and cleaning.Interesting,but maybe should have more information in English.A guide would be better then go on your own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A well presented and fairly lump in the throat place to visit. The museum gives an accurate picture of just how harrowing it must have been during this period of history to have been here The pictures tell the full story If you come to this part of the world you should not pass up the chance to visit this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I learnt a lot about the Death Railway and WW2 from this museum. It was very informative and the free cup of tea was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

interesting to see, educational, worth the visit if you are a history buff, more information about the treatment of the POWs and the Asians that were enslaved to build the railway, BTW the movie wasn't very accurate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Wow what a wonderful place to visit, this museum really got to me! As i walked around i found myself lost in the world that so many perished and suffered. Well done to the museum for bringing the past to me in such an emotional way. Very bright and airy building with fab aircon! A cafe for refreshments and a... More 

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Beechworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very educational and my Thai partner came away with more than she expected and a great feeling of sorrow and other deeper emotions. We tend to forget the 200,000 Thais and other asians that perished at the hands of the WW2 Japanese. Rod Beattie and his crew have done a great job in educating westerners and Thais alike

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was awe inspiring. Quite strange to be in Thailand one minutes and walk across the bridge and you're in Burma. There is a fabulous Temple in the banks of the River and if you are lucky enough you may see the old trai. Travelling across the bridge

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