Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi

Cemetery · Tourist Spot
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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  • Despite some snarky reviews we found this cemetery very moving especially after just going through the nearby museum detailing the depravities inflicted on the POWs and non-combatants in building the....  more »
  • We took a trip to Asia and the graves of the fallen were included. I am pleased to say that the cemetery us kept in an immaculate condition - a fitting tribute. Alongside, on the next road, is a...  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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