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“Only museum in town worth visiting”

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

The research, exhibits and material in this centre is on par with anything that could be found in many western cities.

With this in mind it is a fitting tribute to the men interned in the commonwealth war graves cemetary that it stands opposite.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

When we first saw this centre adjacent to the war cemetery, we thought it was just another tourist trap designed to relieve us of some baht, but offering little in return. How wrong we were, as we were totally absorbed by the breadth and depth of information, photographs and memorabilia from the Death Railway. It also provides a wealth of detail about the broader history of World War II and how the railway played a strategic part in the Asian campaign.

Thank MaltaBear
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

This museum is really informative, both moving and horrific. It's been well put together and is definitely worth investing your time in. The video show debunks a few myths, but it's fascinating the hear details from people who were actually there.
Spare some time for the war cemetery across the road too.

Thank Penelope H
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was a very informative museum with many pictures, displays and a video presentation. It is the best of all the River Kwai museums. Next door is one of the best cemeteries of the fallen, stop by there and pay your respects

1  Thank tootall87
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We travelled on the "death Railway" while staying in Kanchanaburi for three days. the tickets cost 120 Baht per person each way.
the train moves quite slowly depending on the condition of the line. Passing over the rickety bridges and tressel supports means very slow but also very interesting to get a good look these constructions made by the POW with basic tools.
There are vendors passing through the train with food and drinks. Expect to be about 4- 5 hours before back at the start in Kanchanaburi.

1  Thank TedCottingham
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