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World War II Sites

The Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia and the events that unfurled in Thailand during World War II can be appreciated at a number of historical sites, the most notable of which can be found in Kanchanaburi Province. Along the route of the ‘death railway’ passing through Kanchanaburi into Burma, nearly 100,000 forced laborers lost their lives. Visitors can visit the railway, museums, and cemeteries for victims of the war in various locations across the province, including those listed below.

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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak)

Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak), located on Saeng Chu To Road (Highway 323), to pay respect to the remains of 6,982 Allied prisoners of the World War II who died during the construction of the Death Railway.&nb...

Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge of the River Kwai is located in TahMakham Sub District that is away from the north of city centre on highway 323. After around 4 kilometers away, take a left turn for about 400 meters, the billboard signs are ...

Chong Kai War Cemetery

Chong Kai War Memorial or Khao Pun Allied War Cemetery is situated on the bank of Khwae Noi river near Mueang Kanchanaburi wharft and just 2 kilometers away from downtown. The cemetery covers the area of 7 Rai (11,200 sq...

Wat Tham Khao Pun

Wat Tham Khao Poon is only six kilometers far from the city of Kanchanaburi. It is one of the most important tourist attractions of Kanchanaburi. This is because there are many visitors both locals and foreigners come ov...

Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawiharn

Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawiharn is categorized as the third degree of Thailand’s royal monastery. It is situated at 90, Sti Ayuttaya Road, Vajiraphayabarn Sub-District, Dusit District, Bangkok. Wat Thewarat Kunch...