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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Private Tour : Bridge over River Kwae and Death Railway
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Reviewed 27 May 2019

I reference what others have said but will add and reinforce...
The Japanese should shoulder the cost of all memorials in this setting. In WW2--- Approximately 4% of POWs in German managed POW camps died. 24% and some estimate up to 38% of POWs in Japanese managed POW camps died.
This should be reinforced and emphasized.
The actual horror should be more strongly depicted.
God bless the soldiers who suffered and/or perished during their enslavement

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 May 2019

The museum has a really excellent history of the Burma Railway construction, and is opposite Kanchanaburi (Don Rak) CWGC cemetery, with a welcome air-conditioned cafe.
If you have family or friends who were FEPOW, the museum also has a truly unique and comprehensive database of all those who were prisoners, compiled by three remarkable members of staff including the founder, and they are able to look up individuals.
The museum staff also organise trips on the Railway, either very good standard group ones or personalised ones, and for us they have just organised a 2 day trip to enable us to retrace the WWll steps of a family member in astonishing detail, providing guide, interpreter, driver and air-con minibus, as well as booking the hotels and making sure there were plenty of stops for wonderful coffee and lunch in places we simply wouldn’t have found on our own. Their guiding and knowledge were second to none.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 May 2019

This museum gives you an excellent overview of the building of the Thailand-Burma Railway during WWII.

The British considered building a railway in the 1880’s, but rejected the idea because the terrain and climate would take a terrible toll in lives lost in the attempt. The Japanese did it with prisoners, low paid civilians, Asian conscripts, and forced slaves.

The signage and displays are excellent and help you understand the cruelty that took place. The reality was nothing like the Academy Award winning movie!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 21 May 2019

Very interesting museum,great exhibits & plenty of detailed information about the horrific construction of the death railway

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 21 May 2019

Admittedly, most of my perspective of WW2 is shaped from the western front in Europe. I really would like to learn more about the Asian aspect of the war and plan to move to Japan someday. This is a good start for anyone looking to learn about the Japanese involvement in the war and their warcrimes that have gone relatively unpunished compared to the Nazis.

Date of experience: December 2018
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