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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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A must-do!

Entry is 140 baht per person plus ticket includes a free coffee or tea in their Cafe afterwards. This museum is small but it is packed with information, different types of... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2016
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Entry is 140 baht per person plus ticket includes a free coffee or tea in their Cafe afterwards. This museum is small but it is packed with information, different types of exhibitions (videos, replica models, artifacts etc) and personal memorabilia. The information presented is very neutral and provides insights on why certain decisions were made, or why events happened the... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Hard reading about the terrible conditions but we would not have the freedom we have today if it were not for the war heros

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

One can see what war can do to people - how it changes a person to someone else and as well as the effect of groupthink. The museum also gives insights on why the Japanese acted the way they did and provides neutral description of the various situations that happened. In other words, you should go and visit. It's a... More 

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KL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The museum is very well organised and maintained. It tells the stories of the POWs and labourers who were involved in the construction of the death railway. Definitely worth a visit during your day trip to kanchanaburi

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Ulverstone, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2016

the museum is quite small but the detail and quality of exhibits is excellent. I found this to be the best museum in Kanchanaburi for information on the Thai Burma railway.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

I mean, it's not really "amazing" per se. Or rather, what is amazing for me is the exposure of my ignorance. When I travelled to Europe I was drawn to tears by the exposure to the painful Jewish history. At the Thai-Burmese Railway Museum, my heart broke a thousand times at the cruelty of the Japanese during WW2. Anyway, history... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

I read every sign in the museum and that still took less than 45 minutes. The research and information in here is top notch.

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Stoke on Trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Great little museum with a hell of a lot packed in. Well worth a visit if you want info on the death railway.

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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016

This museum tells the very sad story of the POW's, a story that needs to be told and remembered for future generations. Well worth visiting and spending some time reading about the history. It is very clean, air conditioned and the toilets are clean (big bonus). The man who owns the museum is a wealth of information. We had a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

This excellent museum is located adjacent to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and is not to be missed. The exhibits tell the moving and sad story of the construction of the Thai Burma railway of death. I always include this museum when I take a group to this part of Thailand. Lest we forget!!

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