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“The horrors of war”
Review of JEATH War Museum

JEATH War Museum
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USD 137.57*
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Full-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
Ranked #44 of 62 things to do in Kanchanaburi
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Looking at the comments from recent contributors, it's clear the museum may have fallen short of expectations. That said, it's worth noting the story and history of this aspect of the war is largely not discussed by those who experienced it first hand because of the painful memories it generates. The exhibition is largely put together by a small but dedicated group of individuals, with little support from the appropriate authorities and those responsible for its maintenance.
I'm not sufficiently qualified to pass judgement on the accuracy of their comments and therefore will remain silent on the matter.

1  Thank EarlRay60
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This place is worth a visit as it only costs £2 (80baht ) but not much more info here than the one in the town.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Most of the collection was from flea market and totally wrong period.
ex. gulf war era canteen displayed as a Japanese canteen.

If you here for the education look somewhere else.

1  Thank Payanchana C
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This museum is a little out-dated but it is very cheap to get in so may be worth a visit to see the Bridge over the River Kwai from another angle. Quite a lot of information on the construction of the railway line and the harsh living conditions of the POW and labourers working on the line. Worth a quick visit.

Thank ReneeHW
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Incredible place which really brings it home to you the extent of the tragic loss of life that occurred during this period of relatively recent history. I loved the headset as you get a guided tour in your own language interspersed with anecdotes from survivors. Also the museum and the experience continues outside as you walk along the actual railway line and through hellfire pass itself. It was really hot the day we visited which actually added to the experience as I got a tiny insight into what it must have been like for those poor men. I got very emotional during our visit.

Thank Tracianny
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