Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Tours

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.
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Address: Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Private Tour : Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai

The historic town of Kanchanaburi is known for its notorious Death Railway, much of which was built by Allied POWs during WWII and many of whom lost their lives. On this tour, learn more about the railway as you visit the War Cemetery, the War Museum, and the Bridge over the River Kwai, then take a ride on part of the Death Railway and enjoy a boat cruise along the Kwai Noi River.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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DAY RIVER KWAI AND KANCHANABURI PROVINCE

See the highlights of Kanchanaburi Province in a single day with this comprehensive tour from Bangkok. No need to rent a car, as all transportation is included. Listen to your guide's insightful commentary while visiting highlights such as the Sai Yok Noi waterfall, the bridge on the River Kwai, a visit to the World War II museum, and a scenic train ride.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: Kanchanaburi Historical Day Trip from Bangkok

Step into Thailand’s Second World War history on a full-day, private trip from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, where Allied POWs carved the infamous ‘Death Railway’ from the tropical jungle. Explore wartime history at the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, tour a POW cemetery and museum, cruise the Mae Klong River to the Bridge over the River Kwai, then ride the WWII-era railroad. With the flexibility of a private tour, this excursion includes all entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport in a climate-controlled vehicle.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Tour to Bridge over River Kwai and Erawan Waterfalls

Receive undivided attention during a private tour to the Bridge on the River Kwai and Erawan National Park from Bangkok—the ideal way to escape the bustle of the Thai capital. Traveling with a private guide means you’ll receive undivided attention throughout the day and travel between attractions in air-conditioned comfort, meaning you’ve got more time to focus on the scenery rather than the map.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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Private Tour to Bridge over River Kwai and Hellfire Pass incl trainride

Escape bustling Bangkok for the day on a private tour to the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Death Railway (Burma Railway), a perfect choice for lovers of history. With just your private guide and party, you’ll travel between dispersed attractions with ease, spending less time navigating and more time focusing on the scenery. Plus, lunch, water, and pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Private Day Trip from Bangkok: Kanchanaburi and River Kwai Tour

Discover Kanchanaburi and River Kwai during this day trip from Bangkok. I'll tell you all about the historical layers of the place and I'll share local insights with you during our visit to this must-see historic town!
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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