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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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Address: Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is...

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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Visited the Kanchanaburi War Museum and War Cemetery which is a poignant reminder of the cruelty and suffering of both allied soldiers and civilians engaged in the building of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the Kanchanaburi War Museum and War Cemetery which is a poignant reminder of the cruelty and suffering of both allied soldiers and civilians engaged in the building of the Infamous Thai- Burma Railway. The tour also included a visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai and a journey on the railway by train. Highly recommended.

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We visited as part of the Bridge over the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass day trip offered by Asia Discovery. See my detailed review of this combination trip. The cemetery is clean, well maintained and planted with beautiful flowers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is will laid out, with all information in English, Thai and Chinese. It is a very peaceful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cemetery is absolutely immaculately kept, the rows and rows of graves bringing home just how many soldiers died whilst working on the Death Railway ( and it is one of two in Kanchanaburi) it is next to the museum so it is definitely worth coming to see it. What somewhat horrified me was that a university graduate was having... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a sobering place, but unfortunately whoever is in charge has been letting the place get run down in the past six months or a year. Many of the headstone plaques are discolored, and some have been defaced and others actually had the names removed. It is still retrievable, but whoever is currently in charge should be removed and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While our stay here was brief it was quite sobering to see the death toll from the war. It well worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grounds are so well looked after and kept in amazing condition, even people working on it as we visited. A very moving and emotional visit.

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Extremely well kept and maintained. Found the memorial for a friend's family member easily. Very moving, sincere and informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the memorials in the cemetery is a sobering experience. The stories are told in simple born and died dates. Young men who served with courage. The cemetery is beautifully maintained. Lest we forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please take some time to pay your respects to these brave young men far from home. There is a directory in the foyer if you're searching for someone in particular. I found someone from near my home town. The graves are immaculately kept. I preferred to visit in the early evening as it can be busy in the mornings a... More 

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