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War Museum

River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 34 512 596
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This museum is located next to the famous bridge on the River Kwai.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good27%
  • Average33%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“walk around” (3 reviews)
“the river” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
CONTACT
+66 34 512 596
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US$95 per adult
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"walk around"
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"japanese soldiers"
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"the river"
in 13 reviews
"kwai bridge"
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"actual bridge"
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"hellfire pass"
in 4 reviews
"our tour guide"
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"wooden bridge"
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"artifacts"
in 8 reviews
"history"
in 22 reviews
"war"
in 10 reviews
"collection"
in 4 reviews
"pows"
in 5 reviews
"information"
in 5 reviews
"thailand"
in 6 reviews
"burma"
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"thousands"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

it is not entirely a war museum but has other exhibits too the displays are not cataloged properly if you really are into history this is not the place to Go

Thank armindo G
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I went with my husband alone but I wished I had taken my teenage daughter with me because she loves history and it would have been very informative for her.

Thank Simona001
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

One cannot visit the River Kwai Bridge without visiting the War Museum. It is important to understand the circumstances under which this bridge was built (albeit this is not the original) and how the prisoners of war were tortured in the process.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Not to be confused with the other JEATH war museum, this was the first museum I came across near the River Kwai bridge. Rather than focusing solely on war it has an eclectic mix of exhibits. Some of the labelling was inaccurate too. I found...More

Thank rakadactyl
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Did nt really learn anything new here, Bought few postcards. You could walk around it in 10 15 mins. Thought it was strange to see a few stalls selling clothes here.

Thank geraldine52
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Maybe it's just me but when you have a museum on a subject matter like the death of so many soldiers and slave workers worked to their death I'd like to see it as a non profit. Not saying that the owners are not do...More

Thank BongoSlave
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The museum is right by the river and do not need to spend too long to walk around but it was nice to know the history about war in south east Asia in the past around this area.

Thank txiaochen
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

From the top of the museum you can see the famous bridge over the Kwai River which is a good place to take pictures and just enjoy the view over the landscape. The museum itself is a bit old fashioned but not expensive so still...More

Thank lebensreisende
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

I did see ‘the other’ Jeath War Museum when crossing the bridge but this one is about a ten minute walk from the main street running through the centre of Kanchanaburi. Probably not worth going out of your way for, especially if you are also...More

Thank E17_KJ
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Out of such tragedy came this lovely museum. Very sad story about the death of POW's during WWII while building the railway through Thailand and Burma. Not to be forgotten or missed. Well laid out and easy to navigate. Be sure and walk the trail...More

Thank kp14
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userno2017
23 November 2017|
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Response from ceedeebev | Reviewed this property |
Not free, but would not cost very much. Free coffee included in ticket. In contrast to the other reply, we thought it was well worth it!
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