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Travel Guide > Central > Kanchanaburi > History and Culture

Museums in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi's museum's give an insight to the area's modern and ancient history...

Given the events of the Second World War, many of Kanchanaburi's museums focus on the building of the 'Death Railway' during Japan's administration of Thailand. However, as elsewhere in Thailand, some of Kanchanaburi's museums (for example those in Prasat Muang Singh historical park) offer reference to Thailand's ancient history.

Must see

Visit Kanchanaburi's key museums.


Kanchanaburi
Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum

Hellfire Pass is a 500 meters long and 26 meters deep section of rock that was dug out by Prisoners of War intended to allow the 'Death Railway' to continue its route from Bangkok to Rangoon. Soldi...
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The JEATH War Museum

If the cemeteries bear witness to the carnage of the 'Death Railway', the JEATH Museum bears witness to the suffering of those that fell during its construction. The 'open-air' JEATH (Japan, Englan...
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