Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi

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Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to pay your respects to the Allied prisoners of war who perished while building the Burma Railway. The grounds serve as the final resting place for 6,982 POWs that the Japanese captured--primarily Dutch, British, and Australian. Established in its current form in 1956, the site is now managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is maintained to honor the dead and remind visitors of the harrowing experiences of so many individuals during that appalling period of history. Visit the nearby museum to learn more about the railway and those who built it. See Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and all Kanchanaburi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanchanaburi trip site .
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  • This cemetery is absolutely beautiful to walk through, appreciate and to remember those who died in such a tragic event. One headstone in particular caught my attention. That of a fallen NZ soldier wh...  more »
  • Came here to find my great grandfathers grave. Was amazed at how well kept the graves are and that there were several men tending them whilst we were there. Pretty emotional experience especially if y...  more »
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  • Looks like any other war cemetery. Not very large. Good for a quick 15 min stroll. It more like a “may as well come by” place since u will have to pass by on the way to the River Kwai bridge.
  • Typical War Cemetery, well maintained. We spent over an hour here walking amongst the graves and noticed a few young people aged 18 and 19 who died here during the building of the railway. It is hard to fathom how these young people would have felt during their last days. I feel for them and their families. Lest We Forget.
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