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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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The centre tells the story of the building of the railway by forced labour. We have all heard about our P.O.W's being mistreated and dying in its construction but there numbers... read more

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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The centre tells the story of the building of the railway by forced labour. We have all heard about our P.O.W's being mistreated and dying in its construction but there numbers were small compared to the numbers of 'local' forced labourers that died.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's five hours on wooden seats, but the scenery is fantastic, especially as you approach Nam Tok. Lots of farm land with interesting variety of crops. Bamboo forests and scenic mountain vistas. Take the time to explore Hellfire Pass, which we found more moving than the bridge. We were better able to get a feel for the experience of the... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An extremely well presented museum and tribute to the men and women who lived and died building the Thai-Burma railway. Lots of personal items and accounts, artefacts and information. This is a must-see on any visit to Kanchanaburi. The offer full or half day tours which include the museum, train trip to Hellfire Pass and a few other bits which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a must visit for a quick look around the lose of life and cruelty make it almost impossible to believe. how anyone survived is a mirical.

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great museum, and I learned alot. Beautifully presented with alot of information accessible. The bronze statue of the 3 mates is a really lovely, moving work of art. Kudos to the curators for a job well done.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is the best place to learn about the railway built by prisoners of war and Asian labourers in World War 2. But it's much more than a museum. It's also a research centre where you can learn about the experience of individual prisoners of war from very experienced Australian staff. The Centre also runs 1-2 day... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This at the end of the line before Burma Which was included in our trip but our late friend never got as far as here

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't quite get it. This place is rated above real historical sites such as the bridge and the War Museum near the bridge? Certainly this place is modern and we'll maintained with awesome displays that have great narratives written. As a matter of fact, I spent more time reading the displays here than I normally do at other museums.... More 

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Sioux Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has many photos and artifacts as well as a small café. Over 60 panels give detailed information about the construction, the POWs, their treatment, bridge construction, and WWII facts. The museum overlooks the cemetery which is divided into Australian, Dutch and British sectors. Open 9-5 daily, admission fee includes free coffee or tea. Kanchanaburi is 128 km west... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the Railway Museum is essential as it provides a tragic reminder of the events leading up to, during and after the building of the Thai-Burma Death Railway and covers the immense suffering and sacrifice of both captive Allied soldiers and civilians engaged under extreme duress to build the infamous death railway. The exhibits have been well researched... More 

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