Death Railway
Death Railway
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Margie M
Ballina, Australia19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
I was really looking forward to visiting the museum but was so disappointed.
It gave a brief pictured idea of what occurred - (apparently there used to be diaries and other artifacts from the soldiers on display which are now not there.)
We sat and watched a video of 2 young Australians walking part of the railway on the Thai side which really had nothing to do with this.
Whilst we were there two groups of Myanmar tourists visited and obviously had no idea what it was about as they were laughing and lying on the floor pretending to get run over by a picture of a train. No one stopped and explained the memory to them. There was Burmese language written as well as English on the Photos.
The museum obviously needs support to stay open but whoever the curator is - needs to up their game.
No comparison to the Vietnam/American War museum in Ho Chi MIn city which was so interesting (and sad).
Written December 9, 2017
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don p
Sydney, Australia240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
this Museum is not as extensive as the one at Kanchanaburi in Thailand , but it is a significant site as it is actually at the start of where the building of the railway started in Burma
Written November 14, 2019
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FancyFree007
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Went on the train to Nam poke .. death railway. Beautiful sights. Visited the cave temple. Had very good coconut ice cream. Weather hot at this time of year.

Worth visiting once in a life time
Written July 16, 2017
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N3065LKdebbies
Abingdon, VA365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
So glad to have visited this site...very very moving especially going into the Buddha Cave Temple. We were able to walk the tracks..as little or as much as you want all along the river. If you are afraid of heights you may not want to walk the distance. Going into the Buddha cave and thinking of the 1,000’s of people held captive here is unimaginable. Thinking of the heat, humidity, close quarters, and so little food. It truly made an impact on me. Don’t miss this!
Written January 15, 2020
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Rob
London, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
we Pre booked this trip in the Uk.
It was an excellent experience, lasting around one and a half hours. The scenery we passed was amazing and due to the speed of the train we were able to capture some great shots.
Definitely worth taking this journey.
Written November 24, 2019
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Tiger123
Manchester, UK64 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Terribly disappointed by the museum, there is absolutely nothing in there to call it a museum.

They have loads of 3D wall art of trains bursting through walls that people can take ‘fun’ pictures of and a mock up of a prisoner of war camp that you can pretend to be in, just extremely uncomfortable and insensitive.

The ‘museum’ upstairs consists of one floor of badly designed information boards that you can barely read due to reflections and very low quality pixelated pictures.

Outside was a rusty train bearing no information whatsoever.

All this for 5000 kyat each.. not worth the time or effort.

This is not a reflection on the cemetery which was well kept and a very sobering experience. This is of course worth the journey.

Such a shame about the museum considering it’s practically brand new.
Written December 16, 2018
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MerlinBlaise
Palmerston North, New Zealand309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
We visited the cemetery first then the museum and finally the trip up the river to the actual bridge. Our Dutch neighbor from a few years back was one of those who survived the experience. His wife was in Changi prison. I guess some/most visitors wouldn't appreciate the carnage the resulted from the 'speedo' order from the Japanese High Command that put the extraordinary pressure to complete the bridge in a new unrealistic short time. Add to that the allied airstrikes that damaged it in the process.
Written March 28, 2017
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HakhaTex
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is supposedly an exhibit dedicated to the memory of POW's who built the "Death Railway". What it really is is a chance to charge foreigners over 500% more than a local to see what is a mediocre display of photos and an old train. Don't think you are even contributing to the local economy or a historical society. This is a private enterprise and the workers are paid as little as any day laborer in the nearby fields. Skip this place. Instead read up on the history, and take your time wandering through the city and then down the road to the beach, talking to the friendly locals and seeing the beautiful countryside.
Written December 8, 2016
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Judy B
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
An exhibition of photos that cover the tragic building of the Burma railway from Thailand to Burma and the atrocities that were inflicted on the POW's during that time.

Carefully and respectfully run and maintained by the local Burmese.

Written October 25, 2016
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DebJ3
Perth, Australia130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
well worth the visit... The highlight is a spectacular trompe l-oeil painted scene taking up the entire centre of the small museum. This shows an imaginary – rather Tolkien-esque – railway vista with very effective 3-D rocky cliffs and escarpments. You’re allowed to walk on it; go up to the second floor balcony to see the full effect.

Otherwise that’s about all there is to it, apart from a small souvenir and snack stall in the garden. kept very well.. should be proud of such a lovely place to visit.
Written August 17, 2016
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