Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
These sombre grounds are the final resting place of the around 7,000 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the River Khwae Bridge. We visited along with the River Kwai Bridge to remember many POWs who died in Kanchanaburi
Written 11 April 2024
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Simon D
345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We have travelled far and wide and to walk over this hallowed ground in the Thai hinterland is truly a remarkable experience. One gets a sense of the enormous and tragic consequences of the war where young men from across the globe are laid to rest. Many young Aussies in their prime lay quietly. The cemetery is very well maintained (as you would hope) despite the tropical conditions. There are wide open spaces to reflect on the human cost and one walks away feeling that you have done a good thing by paying your respects. Parking just out front, just walk in and take it all in.
Written 21 March 2024
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Orwelian
Uk272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A peaceful resting place for some of the brave souls lost to the barbaric conflict of war in this region. As always, beautifully kept, and a stark reminder to us all of the many young lives lost in order that we live free.
Written 17 March 2024
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mckjl3
Washington DC, DC117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a beautiful cemetery that is very simple to remember those who died in WW2. The gardens are very well kept and it’s a nice walk through in the early morning. Takes no longer than 10 minutes if you’re in a rush.
Written 16 March 2024
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Dimitris V
Rhodes Town, Greece131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Amazing, as you enter this army cemetery you can feel directly the atmosphere of the war and sad also as many young people must finish the duty on army but fight for their country
Written 12 March 2024
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Jacquelois
Norwood Hill, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Very beautifully tended gardens. Worth a visit. Interesting and informative. Close to the town, easy to park. Very moving
Written 18 February 2024
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steadyslack
Exeter, UK1,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
160 baht entrance fee to a good cause. I hope the Commonwealth War Memorial charity gets a proportion.
Apart from the audio visual and cafe, everything was 100%.
Recommended.
Written 7 February 2024
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Rebecca M
Banbury, UK838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The most moving experience. Such a beautifully kept, manicured cemetary, so wonderful that these fallen people who suffered so much are so well respected and still remembered be so many of them originally from far flung parts of the globe....to have ended here but their memory is really well respected here.
The best kept war cemetary in the world I have ever seen.
Written 1 February 2024
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Chris on tour
Ross-on-Wye, UK675 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A very moving place. The horrors that these people experienced are unimaginable to us today. So sad, they must never be forgotten.
Written 6 December 2023
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FellowTraveler324989
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
As a Veteran of HM Armed Forces and having visited the Bidge over the river Kwai, I had to come here to pay my respects. 6.550 British Soldiers died here whilst working on the Bridge under the brutal regime of the Japanese, while they were POW's. Some as young as 19. Young men that never had a life. So so sad. I spend a couple of hours here reading the names and remembering them all.

Lest we forget.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Written 6 December 2023
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