Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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  • Address: Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +66-34520335
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museum, War Memorial, Cemetery, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

About Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi

This is the main Prisoner of War cemetery in Thailand. It is associated with the victims of the Burma Railway. There are close to 7000 former POWs buried here. The cemetery is very well maintained. You will observe as you walk among the tombstones that most of the dead soldiers were very young, mostly in their early 20’s. There are two graves that are full of ashes of about 300 soldiers. The experience is quite harrowing. The tranquil ambience helps you to reflect on the wrongs that were done. 

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Information

  • You can request for the cemetery register if you are looking for a particular grave
  • To give some context to your visit, read up on the victims of the Thai-Burma Railway line.
  • Wheelchair access is possible.

How To reach Kanchanaburi War Cemetery by Public Transport

  • The Kanchanaburi Railway Station is just 10 minutes away (walking).
  • Ask the locals for directions.
  • Hire a taxi.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

  • 95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in their plan

  • 54.69% of people start their Kanchanaburi War Cemetery visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

90.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

People normally club together Thai-burma Railway and Bridge Over The River Kwai while planning their visit to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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