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Address: Wat Chaichumpol, Ban Tai | River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Phone Number: 034 515 203
Description: This museum is located next to the famous bridge on the River Kwai.
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War Relics

interesting museum with an entrance fee of 40 baht. Visitors got to see some war relics of both allied forces and the Japanese forces. Those relics guns, samurai swords and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went here after visiting with friends who live locally it's totally amazing the level of detail in the models the amount of effort put in to the place the whole experience not somewhere to rush around you have to read everything to understand exactly what the prisoners of war went through and when you look out onto the commonwealth... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Save your time and money on this one. Very unorganised and random. There is a few cool things like the paintings but dosent make up for all the junk. Your time can be spent better else where.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

There doesn't seem to have been much thought or planning behind this museum. It is just a load of exhibits thrown together without much in the way of coherent narrative or explanation. On the plus side, there are some interesting artefacts from WW2. However, these are just left out so that they can be handled by anyone and are therefore... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Waste of time. Waste of money. Very badly organized and the exhibition is a waste of space. Avoid if you value your time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is s postmodernist vision of museums of the future. The whole top floor is dedicated to the Beauty Queens of Thailand 1930-1990: life size portraits - and their dresses! If you have stupid pointless museums to royal families (cf Brussels) why not to much more enticing Queens. There is a whole building dedicated to “Why the Thais hate the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Only small but thought provoking, this will open your eyes to what happen in this war. This will give a insite of war and it's affects

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

interesting museum with an entrance fee of 40 baht. Visitors got to see some war relics of both allied forces and the Japanese forces. Those relics guns, samurai swords and steel-pot helemts. For those did not serve in the military, its gonna be an eye-opener.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This gets confused with the railway museum which it is not. There is not a lot to see here and I was slightly disappointed. Not worth a second visit. A lot more interesting things to go to in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lots of genuine things from the second world war. Its actually a little different from other war museum i seen, and really worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

People confuse this museum with the Burma - Thailand railway museeum next to the cemetery. This one has a bunch of junk that is disorganised and then what looks like random historical events without a common thread. It's right next to the Bridge of River Kwai and I think it lives of that tourists think this one is the Burma... More 

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