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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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Address: Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is...

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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Such a peaceful place

Even though it's right on the main road in Kanchanaburi, it's still a very somber and tranquil place. It is one of the best kept cemeteries I've seen and is well worth a visit. It... read more

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even though it's right on the main road in Kanchanaburi, it's still a very somber and tranquil place. It is one of the best kept cemeteries I've seen and is well worth a visit. It really gets you thinking about the sacrifices that thousands of men gave for their country's freedom and on how devastating war can be.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cemetery is administered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and like many other in its care, is flawlessly presented. This was my second visit for ANZAC Day and I was not disappointed, and had the chance to meet some of the staff who maintain the grounds and thank them for their efforts in preserving the memories of the thousands... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cemetery is right next to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. I suggest visiting the museum first; it will put things into perspective and providing detailed background information on why the cemetery came to be where it is. The grounds are well taken care of and the graves look to be in perfect condition, paying tribute to the thousands of soldiers... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time here and the whole experience is so moving. The history around here is fascinating especially so as my father fought in the Burma campaign during WWII. Graves are so well kept all credit to the WGC.

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Peterborough, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Somehow the restraint of the cemetery is very moving. It's very well cared for, yet quite alien in this tropical place - that is a reminder of how far away from home these men were when they died. But at the same time, I couldn't help thinking how sad it is that there is (apparently) no monument to the far... More 

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Wixford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Immaculately kept. Been 3 times and will go again next March beautiful serene place but also very heartbreaking.

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Thank 666bas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i was impressed with the care the staff show this memorial. go and pay your respects to the people killed by japanese brutality in ww2 . It is very moving to see the ages of the people buried there. I consider it all a part of the area of the bridge hellfire pass etc. And remember for every paiway sleeper... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to visit my uncles grave and the place is well maintained and very peaceful. So many young men who gave their lifes for there country. It was quite an emotional experience for me.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very serene spot, beautifully tended, a final resting place for so many young people...the largest of the war cemeteries in Kanchanaburi

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here as part of the Anzac Day main ceremony. The ceremony was very moving and the appearance by survivors of the Burma /Thai railway was surreal and gracious. The graves and cemetery is so well manicured it is a pleasure to see the respect bestowed on the heroic deceased. Walking among the graves bring home the sacrifices made... More 

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