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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
robertlim
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Barcelona, España
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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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dublin, ireland
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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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105 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Although the items on show are beginning to show their age, this is a must see attraction if only to find a little about what happened here during the war and how the Japanese people treated the prisoners. There is a lot of information on hand and the models on show depict what life was like there during the war.... More 

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

so moving to see what happened many years ago and how many people suffered and died to build bridges and fight wars and be involved in the aftermath

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Antwerp, Belgium
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This ‘museum’ next to the bridge has a chaotic and only partly interesting collection of ww2-items together with some very strange other collections like stamps and pictures of beauty queens. The building itself is beautiful but has no air-condition and is bad maintained. The best of our visit was the view on the Bridge from the top floor … Not... More 

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