Death Railway Museum : Kanchanaburi, Thailand

The ThailandBurma Railway Centre displays the story from the entrance of the Japanese military during World War II, who forced the prisoners to build this railway. During the construction, a number of people died, so it was named “Death Railway”. The museum also displays the geography of the railway, life in prisoners of the war, medical aspects, bombing and railway destruction, even the events after the war.

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, located beside Don Rak Military Cemetery, is a private museum under the management of TBRC Co., Ltd. and was established to show the construction of the railway from the Nong Pla Duk Junction, Ban Pong Subdistrict, District, Ratchaburi to Thanbusayat Railway Station in Burma in the period of the World War II. The museum also exhibits the information on the construction of the railway, construction planning, labor transport (prisoners of war), living conditions and life of prisoners of war, end of the railway, lighting box showing the distribution of prisoners of war to various areas in Asia, and the model of the railway line from the from the Nong Pla Duk Junction to Thanbusayat Station, the model of mountain cutting to build the railway, the model of prisoner-of-war camp, statues of prisoner of war in actual sizes. There is also a room showing the videos and pictures of events occurring during that period.

Death Railway Museum
Location: 73 Chao Khun Nen Rd, Ban Nuea, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

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