Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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  Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is only a short distance from the site of the former 'Kanburi', the prisoner of war base camp through which most of the prisoners passed on their way to other camps. It was created by the Army Graves Service who transferred to it graves along the southern half of railway, from Bangkok to Nieke. More than 5,000 Commonwealth and 1,800 Dutch casualties are buried or commemorated in the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by Colin St Clair … [Read more...]

Updated: February 4, 2013 by admin

Hellfire Pass Museum – Kanchanaburi

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  The Hellfire Pass Museum is an absolute must do attraction for anyone visiting the Kanchanaburi area to pursue their interest in the history of the Burma-Siam death railway in World War II. This Australian built complex consists of a memorial site located within Konyu Cutting (Hellfire Pass), a memorial walking trail and a modern museum. The Hellfire Pass Museum was officially opened on 25 April 1998 and now receives over 80,000 visitors each … [Read more...]

Updated: February 4, 2013 by admin

Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum – Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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History of the Burma -Thailand railway A railway to Burma In December 1941 the Pacific War began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, and the invasion of Malaya. By mid-1942 Japanese forces were fighting the British in Burma, their ultimate aim being an offensive against India. To maintain their armies in Burma the Japanese needed a more secure supply route than the vulnerable sea-lanes between Singapore and Rangoon. They decided to construct a railway, … [Read more...]

Updated: September 9, 2011 by admin

Riding the Death Railway

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The two hour scenic journey along the notorious Thailand – Burma Death Railway from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok is a must do when in the area. Though the views are magnificent, it's the history that makes the ride so special.  If you have the time, visit the Death Railway Museum in Kanchanaburi before making the trip.  This will give you a perspective for the huge loss of life and the extraordinary feat of engineering behind the Thailand – Burma Death Railway's … [Read more...]

Updated: September 9, 2011 by admin

Getting to Kanchanaburi

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Kanchanaburi is relatively easy to get to, although it is in that zone of places that are a long way from Bangkok, yet too close to for a flight to be practical. That leaves the car, bus and train as the three most practical options for getting to Kanchanaburi. By car Kanchanaburi is about 3 hours drive from Bangkok, along the highway no.4 (Phet Kasem) from Bangkok until it meets up with highway 323, which will take you all the way to Kanchanaburi. You can also … [Read more...]

Updated: September 10, 2011 by admin

Kanchanaburi Resort & Hotel Promotions

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Kanchanaburi has so many cheap hotels it’s often difficult to choose. Here at Thailand Travel Hound we are pleased to have partnered with IDO24.Com to provide you with a selection of budget hotels in the Kanchanaburi and surrounding areas. If you’re going to be staying in Kanchanaburi and don’t want to spend a lot of money, these Kanchanaburi hotels offer clean and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. … [Read more...]

Updated: September 27, 2011 by admin