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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery contains the remains of those working on the "death railway" as slave labor for the Japanese. They are primarily European prisoners (English, Dutch, etc.) with some Aussies who fought with the Brits and were also captured. It's meticulously kept with flowering plants at...More

Thank lynnefc8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of history/ feeling of respectful and memory. I spend my time there about an hour to memorize and show my respect to them.

Thank Lionee77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery has the graves of the very brave men who died on the Thai Burma railway under the terrible control of the Japanese imperial army during WWII. Do not leave without looking through the graves and remembering those who died. We should never forget...More

1  Thank Pete R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply cemetery in the middle of Kanchanaburi town. It is not common to see the Christian cemetery in Buddist community like this. When you arrive there, without any word you could feel the lost among the unfortunate POWs who lost there life away from their...More

Thank kinglear13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

heartbreaking to stand and look at row upon row of young men who died for their countries after being captured by the ruthless japanese. beautifully kept and very peaceful. directly opposite the death railway museum.

1  Thank chickrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully presented war graves in honour of those POW's who sacrificed their lives at the hand of an unforgiving enemy. A lasting memory for all. Lest We Forget

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must to see although very sad. We walked around the cemetry and had a look at the ages of the men who lost their lives. Surprisingly, a lot were older than I though. This is across the road from the museum so make sure...More

Thank 02Kaz68
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Every Australian, British and Dutch person should visit there. The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Burma–Siam Railway, the Thailand–Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415-kilometre (258 mi) railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of...More

1  Thank GrahamIGoodrich
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is an emotion-provoking site, particularly for Antipodeans, many of whose compatriots are buried here. However, the educational part is learning how many people from how many different nations are actually buried here. It is a veritable United Nations of shared martyrdom. The gravesites are...More

Thank Perry B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery has so much history behind the meaning. I have been so honored to be able to visit this place and learned about what happened during the war. I would totally recommend visiting this place.

Thank Lucas H
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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