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Address: River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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+66 34 512 596
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This museum is located next to the famous bridge on the River Kwai.

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educating visit

nice visit the educated me. you can see the history of the bridge as well the history of generals thai royaltiy.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dor G
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Haifa
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Haifa
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice visit the educated me. you can see the history of the bridge as well the history of generals thai royaltiy.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could also feel the suffering and torture endured by troops of all nationalities, looking at personal belongings puts shivers down your spine. I was there to remember an uncle, whom I never met, and had been captured, tortured and murdered by the Japanese soldiers

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Thank Barbara S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a shame the locals have made this museum a market stall...you are directed downstairs and you are faced by vendors selling clothes and Tat amongst the exhibits. Also the exhibits have been left to gather dust and in bad condition, what a shame. It was poignant to read the letters and notes from both the prisoners and guards which... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It doesn't really take much time to walk through this museum...but I did find it interesting to go through. The museum is situated near to the Bridge on the River Kwai ...and adds a little history to the sad events of the World War11 era.

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Thank Louise D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

There is a wealth of history in this museum but it is not all cared for and somebody needs to take ownership and save the precious photographs that are left to fade in the heat and sunshine.It was ver moving to see the prisoners of war ,staved and made to do slave labour ,no wonder so many lost their lives.

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Thank GD1951
Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I wouldn't have missed this for all the world. It's a very touching, sad, moving, upsetting experience. I cried at least three times, odd little things kept catching me out. The museum is very well thought through and the whole history of the Burma Death Railway is very clearly explained. We took two hours to go round- apparently this was... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place would deserve more attendance and maintenance. The history needs to be told, but sorry to say it fails because of the bad state of the very interesting things on display.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Well worth a visit.It gives you all the background of the events leading to the construction of The Bridge (over the River Kwai). An amazing story is unfolded through the many photos on display. If you are at all lnterested in the war years in the east then it is a must to spend some time here. We were restricted... More 

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Thank Fred A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Not sure how many people get to experience this part of Thailand. Worth a detour from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, or a side trip from Ayuthaya. You will get a great overview of the Indo-Burmese railroad built in WW2. It is quite a gut wrenching story for the Allied POWs, but this museum and a walk across the... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Worth spending some time at the museum to understand the history of the area and the Bridge in particular.

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