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JEATH War Museum

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Wat Chai Chumphon | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As the title says a complete waste of time really. It lacked depth / meaning with very sparse exhibits / information. Guess it feeds off the passing Kwai Bridge tourists nearby ( as we were). I would have preferred to have just put money in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of old faded photos, confusing layout and confusing attraction, did not enjoy this or learn anything. The toilets were very clean though.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rickuk56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If this place is a testament to the memories of the death railway don’t go - it’s an odd collection of items that don’t really tell a story. We highly recommend going to the Hellfire Pass as part of a tour which ends going to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank markwJ3979YH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some reviews of the museum i thought to still visit while checking out the bridge Kwai.Price had gone up to 50 bahts and i found the whole museum weird.Everything was in poor condition and some of the content did not make sense.If you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tuula R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the ares to see the historic bridge on the River Kwai ,see the well maintained cemetery of the allied forces who perished there and to see this small museum. The material focus is the problems actually faced in building the bridge at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pasweet
Reviewed 2 February 2019

This museum is managed by a private organization. It has a lot of information and artifacts about the railroad building by the Japanese soldiers and intellectual. Many of the distplay are moving. Visitors will also see the original River Kwai (wooden bridge area) here. Need...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

We took a relaxing boat ride along the river there. Entrance is 50 baht per person. Not many display but items are organised and informative and gives a better perspective of the POW conditions during that period.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Strawberry_C
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Really informative, even more so for my 34 year old son who knew nothing about the Japanese occupation of Thailand. Well laid out museum if you follow the recommended trail. Harrowing photos and models depicting the worst of the cruelty meted out by the Japanese...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peterbG6465GH
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Ehm... well... probably the best way to describe this ‘museum’ is random collection of old stuff. It’s cheap, so no real regret, but is not curated at all and even gets historic facts wrong. The only thing it has going for it is the view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank i_am_malte
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We took a long tail river taxi to this place, outside of Kanchanaburi city. This museum is run by a temple. Entrance Baht 30. There are 3 sections. The building that houses the 3 sections are set up according to the war conditions housing the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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admybf
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, the sign gave no more information than can be gained from reading about the bridge on the Internet.
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