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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Tours

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Also known as the Don-Rak War Cemetery, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery commemorates victims of the building of the Burma Railway during World War II.

Located on Saeng Chuto Road, the main road of the city of Kanchanaburi, the cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and contains the graves of Australian, British and Dutch POWs who were forced into labor by the Japanese, who controlled the area at the time of the Burma Railway construction.

A nearby privately funded museum, the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, contains interactive displays describing the history of the railway and the prisoners who died building it.

Practical Info

Kanchanaburi is easily accessed by rail and bus from Bangkok, and the war cemetery is located about a 5-minute walk from the city's main station. The central Bangkok railway station has trips to the Burma Railway and stops to let visitors view the cemetery.
Address: Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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Private : Kanchanaburi World War II Highlight Tour

Private : Kanchanaburi World War II Highlight Tour

One day adventure trip to visit Hellfire Pass, the deepest cutting on the unfinished rail line and also visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial funded by the Australian Government and constructed in cooperation with the Government of Thailand. Visit Sai Yok Noi Waterfall where you can take the train along to Tham Krasae Then visit Bridge over the river kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied prisoners of way. Then take only ten-minute drive to War Cemetery.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD131.56
Price varies by group size
From
USD131.56
Price varies by group size

Private : Kanchanaburi Highlight Day Tour

Private : Kanchanaburi Highlight Day Tour

Depart from Bangkok 2.5 hours to visit a beautiful largest Buddha Image in Kanchanaburi and pay respect to holy relics in Ketkaew Prasat Chedi. Then depart to visit Allied War Cemetery which is memorial to some allied prisoners of war (POWs) who perished along the death railway line and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. And take a short time to visit showcases an exhibition about the history of the Thailand – Burma railway, a 145-kilometer train track between Bang Pong in Thailand and Thanbuyuzayat in Myanmar that was built by prisoners of wars during the invasion of the Imperial Japanese Army, Woarld War II. And end the trip by visiting the important steel bridge historical landmarks and memorials in Kanchanaburi, well known as death railway lines built in World War II.
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  • 9 to 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD114.70
Price varies by group size
From
USD114.70
Price varies by group size

River Kwai in Brief

River Kwai in Brief

One of Thailand’s largest provinces is also one of the region’s most talked-about ones. A good two and a half hour’s drive from Bangkok and snuggled against the eastern borders of neighbouring Myanmar, Kanchanaburi automatically instils images of vast, untouched forest and jungle with the two River Kwai rivers meandering through its landscape. Yet what drives the interest is of course its past; seen as an important gateway between former Burma and further south, the Bridge over the River Kwai, the DEATH Railway and the numerous landmarks and monuments depicting a black page in Thailand’s history are essentials to take in when visiting the country. A compact yet complete overview of the true story behind the River Kwai.
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  • 10 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD73.85
From
USD73.85
Taking safety measures

4-Day RV River Kwai Cruise

4-Day RV River Kwai Cruise

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Travel the storied Kwai River on a 4-day cruise from Bangkok aboard the RV River Kwai. Watch for wildlife on a richly appointed vessel that blends modern comfort with colonial-era designs, and sleep onboard in a private teakwood cabin. Discover poignant war memorials and gilded riverside temples, and explore centuries-old Khmer ruins that have been excavated from thick tropical forest. Disembark to ride local trains, meet elephants and climb Hellfire Pass, then stand atop the famous bridge that spans the beautiful Kwai River.
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  • 4 days
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USD1,330.65
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USD1,330.65

From Kanchanaburi: Kanchanaburi City Tour Half Day

From Kanchanaburi: Kanchanaburi City Tour Half Day

This programme is specially designed for those that want to touch the key places in Kanchanaburi in a half day time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD101.20
Price varies by group size
From
USD101.20
Price varies by group size

【Private Tour】Kanchanaburi Highlights One Day Tour

【Private Tour】Kanchanaburi Highlights One Day Tour

Add some history and culture to your Thailand trip with a visit to the old town of Kanchanaburi. During WWII, Kanchanaburi was under the control of the Japanese, resulting in a few infamous establishments such as The Bridge on the River Kwai and the Death Railway, which were both immortalized in the Academy Award-winning epic war film of the same name in 1957. ★ Itinerary: Please note: The itinerary is approximate and subject to change according to traffic and unforeseen situation 8:00 am: Pick up at hotel in Kanchanaburi City by an air-conditioned minivan 9:30 am: Visit War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum 10:30 am: See the iconic River Kwai bridge and Death Railway 1:15 pm: Enjoy boat riding along the River Kwai 1:30 pm: Lunch at Floating Restaurant 2:30 pm: Depart from Kanchanaburi 4:00 pm: Drop off at hotel in Kanchanaburi
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  • 6 hours
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USD71.24
From
USD71.24

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