Death Railway in Kanchanaburi

As you know Last September, I visited Kanchanaburi, a city in western Thailand.  It is famous for the Death Railway, built during World War II.  I did a blog post about The Bridge on the River Kwai before.

So today I will share my photos and write specifically about the Death Railway.

The railway is known as the Death Railway from Thailand to Burma (Myanmar).

Railways were built by the Japanese army’s prisoners and laborers. During WWII, the Japanese Empire was too much in its policy of entering Burma by rail. Originally called the Thailand-Burma Railway, it earned the nickname “Death Railway” because over one hundred thousand prisoners died during its 16 months of construction due to poor construction in a very short time between 1942 and 1943.

So sad. 😦

The oldest of the Death Railway museums having opened in 1977, the JEATH War Museum is dedicated to the victims of the River Kwai Bridge and the Death railway construction. JEATH means Japan, England, Australia, America, Thailand, and Holland.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 

Their tomb is still in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province.

BTW, The Death railway continues to exist as it winds its way along the river crossing over the famous Bridge on the River Kwai and back into Kanchanaburi town. If you want to travel to Thailand, Kanchanaburi province can be an interesting place for you.

Hope you like my post. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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