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JEATH War Museum

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A bit more than 2 km (1 mile) downriver from the bridge is the JEATH War Museum (JEATH is an acronym for Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand, and Holland). The museum, founded in 1977 by a monk from the adjoining Wat Chaichumpol, is housed in a replica of the bamboo huts that were used to hold prisoners of war. On display are railway spikes, aerial photographs, newspaper clippings, and original sketches by ex-prisoners depicting their living conditions.

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  • Address: Wat Chaichumpol, Bantai, Kanchanaburi, 71000 | Map It
  • Phone: 034/515263
  • Cost: B40
  • Hours: Daily 8–4:30
  • Location: Kanchanaburi
Updated: 05-29-2013

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    Lots of photos and newspaper clippings

    The hut gives a feel for living conditions for the the POWs. It mostly contains photos and newspaper articles in various languages as well as art created by the POWs. Not a very organized collection like a formal museum.

    by Kay2, 9/11/12

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