Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Traveller of the world
713 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
If your doing a day trip from Bangkok, this will most likely be your first stop. Well kept with information boards. Historical. You don't need long.
Written January 2, 2022
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Gerry_W_Reisenberger
Munich, Germany352 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Well maintained cemetery, to give a resting place to all those who perished (named and unknown) in the construction of the Thailand-Burma death railway. Combine it with the museum / documentation centre to get the full history.
Written January 1, 2022
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand828 contributions
Dec 2021
Like all of the war cemeteries maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission this is a moving and perfectly tended garden of rest. A rarity but this particular cemetery also has the remains of the many dutch nationals brought to the city from Indonesia to help construct the bridge and the 'Death railway'.
Written December 4, 2021
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PETER L
Pattaya, Thailand66 contributions
Nov 2020
Almost 7000 graves of the POW's, who did not survive the Death Railway. Immacutely clean and looked after.
Written December 5, 2020
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Stephen M
New York City, NY365 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Despite some snarky reviews we found this cemetery very moving especially after just going through the nearby museum detailing the depravities inflicted on the POWs and non-combatants in building the nearby bridge and railroad in WW2.

Reading the inscriptions on the tombstones made the realities of this period very real.
The cemetery is very well maintained and a tribute to these poor unfortunates who died here.
Written October 22, 2020
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186356Verychoosy
Nottingham, UK144 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took a trip to Asia and the graves of the fallen were included. I am pleased to say that the cemetery us kept in an immaculate condition - a fitting tribute. Alongside, on the next road, is a visitor centre with many displays of photographs, well worth seeing.
Written September 15, 2020
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Bangkok Bloke
Bangkok, Thailand168 contributions
Jul 2020
Having seen the war cemeteries in Northern Europe I wasn't sure what to expect in Thailand. This cemetery is every bit as moving as those I have seen in Flanders and Normandy and illustrate the futility of war perfectly while honouring those who gave their lives
Written August 6, 2020
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Serge L
Hua Hin, Thailand98 contributions
Jun 2020
Not really of interest. Everything is falling apart in here. Filled with dust and everything is placed at random. No explanation. You want to give away 50b away too support who knows who. Go for it.
Written June 26, 2020
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Bonnie Z
Bangkok, Thailand137 contributions
Jun 2020
Beautifully kept cemetery to remember those who lost their lives. We rode bikes here from our hotel through the town to the memorial. We walked through the paths of the cemetery to pay our respects. Very sad and moving.
Written June 12, 2020
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Davo
London, UK40 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
This tribute to the soldiers who lost their life during the war could not be more perfect. It is astounding and kept in the most immaculate condition by a large, hard-working team. Very moving.
Written April 11, 2020
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