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This place is incredible

This is a must see if you’re in Mawlamyine. It’s only about an hour’s drive south. The war... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Cathryn T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Visiting my Great Grandfathers Grave

This is a special place, the joint cemetery and resting place of many Allied soldiers. Myself and... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Jarrod L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery was created by the Army Graves Service who transferred to it all graves along the northern section of the railway, between Moulmein and Nieke. There are now 3,149 Commonwealth and 621 Dutch burials of the Second World war...more
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must see if you’re in Mawlamyine. It’s only about an hour’s drive south. The war memorial is beautifully laid out with stones and plaques with names of over 3000 fallen soldiers during the period 1939-1945. Despite the horror of war, this Garden...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This is a special place, the joint cemetery and resting place of many Allied soldiers. Myself and my father visited last year, we were welcomed by the groundskeeper who did an excellent job of maintaining the gardens, and respectfully spoke of many soldiers of different...More

1  Thank Jarrod L
Reviewed 10 December 2017

A Worthwhile visit to honour all our men who died for their countries at war at the hands of the Japanese on the Thai-Burma railway. Very sad seeing those so young and now knowing how they suffered. This is a beautifully kept memorial.

1  Thank Margie M
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The fact that so many of my countrymen are burried here, made this trip a must-see being in Hpa-An. As a child I grew up with the stories of the Burma railway, to finally be here and see all those graves make you realize once...More

Thank KittyKoudijs
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A well kept war cemetry, large grass, abig cross and many lines of gravestones, one for everyone who died, mainly at constructing the railway line, with name, nationality, unit and age. A sad and touching walk, going through. They provide also books with the names...More

1  Thank WinfriedM5
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was our first stop on the trip from Bangkok to the bridge. Very sobering, a lovely cared for memory to those who lost their lives. The grounds are manicured and are an endless show of respect to those to did not return from here.

3  Thank MerlinBlaise
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is quite well maintained and no entrance fee. Felt quite saddened as it's a grim reminder of a war. Message on the grave ( do not know what to be called, sorry about it), mentioned loving father or son, etc and most of them...More

1  Thank Sudhir K
Reviewed 16 January 2017

While walking along reading about the deaths, tears came to my eyes. No More Wars please. Life is precious. Enjoy

1  Thank Aruna G
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery has been a very difficult area to get to in the past but as I am approaching 70 I thought I would make the effort whilst I was able to. I went under my own steam as many organized trips looked to...More

4  Thank grandma4granchildren
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We hired a driver for 3 days to collect us from Yangon airport on arrival to take us to Thanbyuzayat and return to Yangon. I booked from Australia through One Stop Travel for US$300 which was inclusive of driver, vehicle and all road tolls, petrol...More

5  Thank Judy B
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Hello Francis, We took a bus from the main bus station from Yangon to Mawlamyine. It took 6/7 hours, but the bus was comfortable enough with air conditioning and did stop for a rest stop approx half way. Some of the roads... More
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