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Review of JEATH War Museum

JEATH War Museum
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Ranked #20 of 60 things to do in Kanchanaburi
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is so run down its disgraceful. I have been to several museums and this would have to be the worst. They have writing on the walls and some of it you can no longer read because the paint has worn off. There is no maintenance being done here at all. It is full of several items from World War II but mostly irrelevant stuff like millions of spoons, plates, cups etc. You also have to pay to use the toilet. Don't waste your time here. Your not missing out on anything but dust on your clothes. Apparently there is another museum so if you really want to check one out than I'd suggest go to that one as it couldn't be any worse than this one.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The JEATH War Museum was established by Chief Abbot the Venerable Phra Thamkhunaporn of Wat Chai Chumpol in 1977 on the banks of the Mae Klong River. It was dedicated to the victims of the construction of the River Kwai Bridge and the Death Railway from Thailand to Burma during World War 11.

The huts are replicas of the type prisoners had to live in and they are filled with pictures, sketches and tools etc which depict various aspects of a prisoner’s life. This gives you an insight into the horrific conditions and suffering that the prisoners went through.

Many items in the Museum have been donated by prisoners who survived the camp. Photos are not allowed to be taken in Section One.

JEATH stands for six countries that were involved in World War 11.
JAPAN, ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA, AMERICA THAILAND, HOLLAND

The JEATH War Museum is inside Wat Chai Chumphon near the TAT office on Saeng Chuto RD Kanchanburi. It is open daily from 08:30 to 18:00

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Worth a visit if at a loose end. May have been good in its day but is past its sell buy date. Photo's are faded and hard to read the detail. A pity as we were looking forward to seeing it but left a bit disappointed - unlike Hellfire Pass which is in a different league.

Thank oldagetrekkers
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We went here on a trip to the area. Only some tattered photos and drawings. Don't bother with this one the Death museum and cemetery are much better. The best museum is at Hellfire Pass but it is a long drive!

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

The museum set in a replica of of one of the attap huts that the prisoners survived in gave a good impression of what life may have been like. The location within the temple and next to the river was excellent. But I felt that many of the exhibits were very dated, as though no improvements had been made since the 1960's. I feel a bit more care and perhaps reverence is due.

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