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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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Address: Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is...

The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is best reached by road, along the National Highway which runs north from the capital. There are bus and train services from Bangkok.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is situated adjacent to Saeng Chuto Road which is the main road through the town. When approaching from Bangkok, the cemetery is on the left side of the road, towards the far (northern) end of the town.

A Commission signpost faces the cemetery on the opposite side of the road.

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Sobering visit

While our stay here was brief it was quite sobering to see the death toll from the war. It well worth a stop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a sobering place, but unfortunately whoever is in charge has been letting the place get run down in the past six months or a year. Many of the headstone plaques are discolored, and some have been defaced and others actually had the names removed. It is still retrievable, but whoever is currently in charge should be removed and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While our stay here was brief it was quite sobering to see the death toll from the war. It well worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grounds are so well looked after and kept in amazing condition, even people working on it as we visited. A very moving and emotional visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely well kept and maintained. Found the memorial for a friend's family member easily. Very moving, sincere and informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the memorials in the cemetery is a sobering experience. The stories are told in simple born and died dates. Young men who served with courage. The cemetery is beautifully maintained. Lest we forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please take some time to pay your respects to these brave young men far from home. There is a directory in the foyer if you're searching for someone in particular. I found someone from near my home town. The graves are immaculately kept. I preferred to visit in the early evening as it can be busy in the mornings a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well look after cemetery in the middle of a busy town, all the graves have a plant at the side which I thought was a nice touch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An important spot to remind all of the tragedy of war. Walk among the immaculately maintained rows of graves and note the ages of the dead: 22, 25, 20, 21.... youth robbed of their futures! Most of the interned are Dutch, British and Australian POWs, who died in the prison camps or on the Death Railway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to pass through here without being moved by the number of lives that were lost during the building of the railway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in kanchanaburi. The museum is next door so try doing these two together. No entrance fees and located right on the main road.

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