World War II and JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi

2.8
#6 of 6 in Museums in Kanchanaburi Province
At World War II and JEATH War Museum, learn about the Death Railway, part of the Thai-Burma railways built from 1942 to 1943. Thousands of Allied prisoners of war were forced under Japanese demands to construct the railway, and over 12,000 died from the brutal treatment and conditions. In the museum's first section, explore a site built to imitate POWs' quarters at the time. Inside the building, learn in more detail about the construction of the railroad. The second section displays artifacts and items such as paintings, drawings, photos, weapons, tools, and maps. A visit to World War II and JEATH War Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kanchanaburi tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • An integral and very important part of the trip to Kanchanaburi, the museum explains history and the Second World War in connection with Kanchanaburi. It's built in a very interesting way. It is advisable to reach the bridge right next to it.
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  • Do not spend your money for this old and useless museum. You’ll learn nothing, instead go to the Thailand and Burma RailAway center, which is a real museum, next to the cemetary.  more »
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  • Very very dirty, a lot of dust. The direction seems to don't take care of the old weapons, motorbike and so.... This stuff are in museum to be safe. In this case, they will be better in a collection to save the History. But the place is nice and have a lot of potential!! You had to pay for the toilet!
  • Interesting place to visit and learn some history. If you can, tour the area with a guide. The area can be busy with all the peeps taking selfies on the bridge. Recommended!
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