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“informative” 5 of 5 stars
Review of JEATH War Museum

JEATH War Museum
Wat Chai Chumphon near the TAT office on Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #34 of 45 things to do in Kanchanaburi
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

though its similar to hellfire museum, this is in the city and also very informative. however, could be maintained a little better.

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“The one furthest from the bridge is the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

People seem to mix up the two locations. The Jeath Museum housed with the War Museum near the bridge is in a confused and sorry state. To get a better feel of what life was like during the war, go to the Jeath War Museum by the Old City Gate and furthest from the bridge. This reconstruction of the prison camp on the banks of the Mae Klong River goes some way to showing what the prisoners had to suffer. Graffic images portray the horrific existence forced upon them during WW2. Letters and articles from the time and from survivors can only help to show the barbaric treatment and torture from the Japanese. Named Jeath from the six countries involved: Japan(J),England(E),America & Australia(A),Thailand(T) and Holland(H). Japan being the controller of the railway project, Thailand as the conquered country and the remaining 4 were PoW's used to build the 415km Death Railway and River Kwae bridge.

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“Worst museum I've ever been in”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a confusing collection of ill maintained junk edited together with a world peace view. Mannequins of world leaders and war criminals are laughable. Go to hellfire pass memorial instead.

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“there is actually two museums - do not get them mixed up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

There is one very close to the bridge, which is the one all the negative comments here are related to. The other one (bamboo huts, no upstairs/downstairs, 30 Baht entrence) is located further down the river, a lot closer to the city (hight of the bus terminal), which is the one getting the positive comments. This one is actually neat and touching and maybe a good first step before moving on to the really good death railway museum next to the war cementary.

Visited December 2013
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“Extremely badly maintained”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The museum is in a very very bad state. It may not have much of items but whatever it has could have been kept in a better manner. It needs to renovate itself at the earliest.
It can be given a miss in the to do list in kanchanburi

Visited December 2013
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