JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi

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JEATH War Museum commemorates the suffering of those forced to construct the Death Railway, built in the 1940s by Allied prisoners of war and Asian civilian laborers. JEATH stands for Japan, England, Australia, Thailand, and Holland, the nationalities involved in the task, and the facility itself is designed to imitate the huts where POWs lived. You'll learn about the Japanese-run construction of the railway that linked Thailand and Burma, during which over 12,000 POWs died. Exhibits display photos and artifacts dating from World War II. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to JEATH War Museum and many more Kanchanaburi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kanchanaburi travel route tool .
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  • Was in this museum a few months ago and was horrified! The museum is in a very poor condition and I find it shameful that no affected country (e.g. England, America, Australia) agrees to build a worthy memorial to the soldiers who died there during the construction of the railway line. Exhibiting faded photos in a cottage that has come down is damn little.
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  • It was OK, some of it good, but not very well organised. Just wandered around, trying to figure out where to go. My grandfather worked on the Burma Railway, so was of alot of interest for me. But they...  more »
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  • A sham at least from a western perspective. Minimizes Japanese brutality. Must have been financed by Japanese interests or Thai’s sympathetic to Japan. Stay away . This doesn’t even deserve one star. The museum in town by the cemetery is much more authentic and historically truthful.
  • This is worth a visit, it's only 40 Baht entry fee and the museum illustrates (with artefacts, pictures and narrative) the history around the construction of the railway and the suffering endured by the "prisoners of war" many of whom died whilst building the railway for the Japanese. There are also several other exhibits here relating to the early history of the area. There is a good view of the river, and beyond, from the roof of the museum.
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