Internationally famous, thanks to several motion pictures
and books, the black iron bridge was brought from Java by
the Japanese Army and reassembled under Japanese supervision
by Allied prisoners of war labour as part of the 'Death
Railway' linking Thailand with Myanmar. Still in use
today, the bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing
raids during 1945, and was rebuilt after the war ended.
The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections.
This enclave in the riverside precincts of Wat Chaichumphon has been
constructed largely in the form of an Allied prisoners of war camp.
The name JEATH is derived from Japan, England, America, Australia,
Thailand, and Holland. The thatched detention hut with cramped,
elevated bamboo bunks contains photographic, pictorial, and physical
memorabilia dating from the Second World War. The museum is open
daily from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Gallery and World War -2 Museum is a private museum has
been set up in 1995 by Aran Chansiri is jewellery seller
in Kanchanaburi, located on River Kwae Yai area near the
River Kwai Brige nature. Museum is a group of buildings
they show the number of several buildings, the story of
the exhibition inside the contents contained in the
various some connected with the World War 2, to create
River Kwai Bridge and some part of it is the interest of
the owners and some relevant to business trade gems.
2 kilometers south of town, on the bank of the Kwai Noi River, this
occupies the former site of the Chong Kai Prisoner of War Camp. This
second cemetery is more peaceful, attractively landscaped, and contains
some 1,750 remains.
Situated 4 kilometers from town on the bank of the Kwai Noi River. It is
well known for the incredible performance of the nun floating in a deep
pool. There is a small museum where a variety of ancient objects found
in the area are on display.
This monastery is 18
kilometers away from the provincial capital. It is located
at Tambon Lat Ya which once was an ancient border town
involved in battles between the Thai and the Burmese during
the Ayutthaya period to the early Bangkok period. Another
nearby temple called Wat Khun Phaen houses a ruined pagoda
dating back to the early Ayutthaya period.
The museum, some 35 kilometers from town, was constructed beside a
Neolithic burial site discovered by Dutch prisoners of war during the
construction of the "Death Railway". Specimens of Neolithic remains are
on display. It is open from 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday to Sunday
and closed on Monday and Tuesday.