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Address: Wat Chai Chumphon (Wat Tai) | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 34 511 263
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It's close to the bridge and only 40 baht entrance fee so worth a look to see a few old photos and war memorabilia.

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Patong, Thailand
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's close to the bridge and only 40 baht entrance fee so worth a look to see a few old photos and war memorabilia.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place only costs 40 baht to get in, that's about the best thing I can say about it. To be honest, the whole place is a waste of time. You are better off going to the real Death Railway museum which is located opposite the cemetery, and actually tells the truth about what happened instead of glorifying the Japanese... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's right next to the Bridge on the River Kwai. You can see the ( now tourist ) train coming and going from the large veranda of this museum. It has paintings and biographies of all the main players of the world wars on a big wall. Very informative.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they thank the japenese for killing1000s of people??? outdated wrong information. go to the austrian museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small war museum was opened in 1977 and is housed on the site of the Wat Chaichumphon Buddhist temple along the river bank in Kanchanaburi, 130 km northwest of Bangkok. It's the smaller of the two war museums in town about the 415 km "Death Railway" that was built from 1942-43 by 60.000 POW's & 180.000 Asian slave laborers... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very close to the bridge and cheap to enter. Some of the exhibitions are quite confusing. Everything is written by hand and some of the exhibits are looking a little tires. There is a statue of Hitler but his face seems to have turned blue. There are many artifacts from WW2. There are also random exhibits such... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The JEATH War Museum near the Bridge has a lot of material from WW2, covering different aspects of the politics, etc. You could spend an hour or two, and not see it all. The museum is not very well presented, there is no connecting thread between the exhibits, and the captions could do with improvement. This tends to limit its... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed going through this museum. It was bone chilling because of the cruelty and hardships the POW's had to go through during this phase of the war. Very well set up but the museum need financial assistance to conduct maintenance and upkeep. Very well worth the time to visit!!

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Thank Gerald F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is in a great location just near the bridge on the river Kwai. It has a large and good range of interesting things from the war to look at. The disappointing thing is it is poorly cared for. Spider webs and dust cover everything. There is no respect shown for the value of the items in the possession... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title says.....we visited this museum today and I was expecting a moving experience. However this was not the case. It is disgustingly filthy....where exhibits are behind glass, the glass is dirty and the shelves are massed in cobwebs and layers of dust.....( my pictures are included). There is nothing in the way of taking you on a journey... More 

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