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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is best reached by road, along the National Highway which runs north from the capital. There are bus and train services from Bangkok. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is situated adjacent to Saeng Chuto Road which is the main road through the town. When approaching from Bangkok, the cemetery is on the left side of the road, towards the far (northern) end of the town. A Commission signpost faces the cemetery on the opposite side of the road.
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Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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I think if you’ve come all the way to see the bridge over the River Kwai and are interested in the history behind the whole death rail, then this is a must to both understand the loss but also pay respect to those who suffered...More

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Another shining example of the brilliant work carried out by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and a well kept alphabetical index book kept at the entrance.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This cemetery is very well looked after and in pristine condition which highlights the respect for this facility. It’s quite a moving experience seeing all of the name plaques on the floor, some with touching moving messages from family. It’s next door to the Thai...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This cemetery is in the centre of Kanchanaburi about a kilometer from the bus station. It is bordered by a busy main road on one side and a relatively quiet road called Thanon Maenam Kwae on the opposite side. Overlooking the cemetery is the excellently...More

Thank Robin C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully kept cemetery. Along with the neighbouring Railway Centre, a must visit if in Kanchanaburi.

Thank HappyFamTravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its so incredibly sad to wander through the graves of so many brave people. The death railway is so incredibly sad, we felt honoured to be able to walk through this cemetery.

Thank mbetowler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cemetery to visit the grave of our grandfather. Impressive to see all the graves of those that fought for freedom and died as POW under horrible circumstances when working on the railroad. So happy to see that the cemetery is well maintained...More

Thank Si Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully kept and a very moving experience.We found all four graves of the men buried there who were local to us!One was from our home town who we laid a plaque for he was jewish and therefore couldnt have a poppy or cross laid.He had...More

Thank karen t
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn’t help but feel very humbled at this place. All those crosses were a powerful sight. Made a huge impression

Thank June B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very moving place, very respectful, recommended to do after visiting the death railway museum to put you in the right perspective of the events and of the consequences

Thank Anton T
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Feline63
3 November 2015|
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Response from funfunPattaya | Reviewed this property |
it's Sunday 8th November at 11am , and i do believe they have a yearly bus going from pattaya via the royal british legion (normally do) but just check anyways if you need a lift. sorry i tried send link to british liegion... More
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