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Address: along Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Description: The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is...
The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is best reached by road, along the National Highway which runs north from the capital. There are bus and train services from Bangkok. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is situated adjacent to Saeng Chuto Road which is the main road through the town. When approaching from Bangkok, the cemetery is on the left side of the road, towards the far (northern) end of the town. A Commission signpost faces the cemetery on the opposite side of the road.
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As part of a visit to Hel lFire Pass Bridge and the River Kwai this is well worth a walk around. To see all these young and not so young mens graves, victims of the railway is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

As part of a visit to Hel lFire Pass Bridge and the River Kwai this is well worth a walk around. To see all these young and not so young mens graves, victims of the railway is quite humbling. The cemetary is very well maintained and sensitively managed, beware of rogue sprinklers however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

To see the ages of the fine young people who gave their lives makes ponder the value of war especially as the foe at the time is now one of our greatest international trading partners. It was maybe relevant at the time but it all seems questionable now.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Thank goodness this was still lovingly well tended or my heart would have really been broken after seeing the JEATH museum. First went in 1989 and it is still the same though a little busier!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The cemetery is lovingly maintained. Flowers are planted between the rows of tombstones. Most of the graves are British, Dutch, and Australian soldiers. Some of the inscriptions on the stones are sure to bring a smile. The cemetery is just across the street from the Thai-Burma Railway Center and there is no admission fee.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Amazed how much the Thai keep this cemetery spotless I feel ashamed looking at some of our cemeterys in UK how some people treat our heroes. Beautifully kept 6000 graves

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

For us from Europe this place is on the memory of european soldiers (and others) which lost own life ouside of Europe, but in the same war. We appreciate carefulness about their remembrance.

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Freeland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I need say no more than this place has to be visited to appreciate what happened to allied soldiers during this phase of the war. The sight of rows and rows of war graves with the names on them is a real emotional experience. Bring tissues with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Remember those valiant allies whose fate it was to build and die building the Thai- Burma Railway. Remember too the 90 or so thousand Asian "volunteer" workers (slaves) whose fate it was to die building this railway too. A truly amazing place. Remember them all, not only the Australians, not only the dutch, not olly the British, but them all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

For a British person to visit her i found the whole experience very moving at the many lives we lost during world war 2 and especially such young people My only annoyance was there little British presence, there was wreaths left from Australian and dutch but no British :-( there was a small shop that was selling all different flags... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Beautifully laid out and maintained. Despite being a War Cemetery a pleasant place to spend a thoughtful hour or so. We all need time to think of this type of history.

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