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  • Address: Soi Newzealand, Kanchanaburi, Central Thailand, Thailand
  • Hours: 8:30am­-4:30pm daily
  • Admission: 30 Baht

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JEATH War Museum Tours

The JEATH War Museum is a museum in Kanchanaburi dedicated to the story of the men who worked on the Death Railway. JEATH is an acronym for the different nationalities of the POWs that worked on the construction of the bridge between 1942 and 1943 (Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand, and Holland).

The museum displays the actual items that were used for the construction of the Death Railway. It also exhibits a large number of photographs taken by prisoners at the time, including graphic images of the harsh conditions that the men lived and worked in. One of the three galleries featuring such photographs is housed within a bamboo hut that’s an exact replica of the shelters that the POWs lived in during this time. There also written accounts,correspondence, interviews, and artwork by the prisoners that were forced to work on the bridge, along with a number of personal effects. In addition, the museum is home to a bomb dropped by the allies to destroy the bridge but that failed to explode.

Practical Info

The JEATH War Museum is situated within the Chai Chumphon temple on Newzealand Alley. It can be easily reached by songthaew and tuk tuk from the centre of Kanchanaburi, while daytrips from Bangkok to this area are easily arranged.

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Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok, Bangkok, null
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Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

4.5 star rating: Recommended 103 Reviews

Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai on this thorough private tour from Bangkok. The beginning of the Death Railway (also known as the Burma Railway), the famous ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.80
Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour, Bangkok, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 483 Reviews

Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.35
Full Day Tour of Floating Markets and the Bridge on the River Kwai, Bangkok, Day Trips
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Full Day Tour of Floating Markets and the Bridge on the River Kwai

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On this private or non-private tour, discover Bangkok's world-famous floating markets, then head to the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai. Visit Kanchanaburi ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Full-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok, Bangkok, Day Trips
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Full-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

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Travel back in time to see the world-famous bridge on the River Kwai, built during World War II by prisoners of war near the town of Kanchanaburi. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $141.82
Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok, Bangkok, Day Trips
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Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

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Combine a cruise through the Floating Markets with a visit to Bridge on the River Kwai on this full-day guided tour from Bangkok. With the knowledge of your ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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