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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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Not hat big, but nice museum. It is all about building the railway and POW life when doing it. Upstairs there is a cafeteria and close by a cemetery for POW's. Gives lots of... read more

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Not hat big, but nice museum. It is all about building the railway and POW life when doing it. Upstairs there is a cafeteria and close by a cemetery for POW's. Gives lots of information for this specific history era, but nothing else. As a history student, I give it four stars. If you aren't that much into these things... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. Lots of history to look at and the story of the building of the Thai-Burma railway is very interesting indeed. Only 120TB (AUD$4) for entry as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place gives a very detailed overview of the history of the railway and the POW's. There is probably nothing there that you couldn't just read online but being in the location increases interest. You are not allowed to take photos (not sure why) and the entrance price was a bit expensive (something like 140 Baht from memory).From upstairs you... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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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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Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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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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