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.
Wat Chaichumpol, Kanchanaburi, 71000, Thailand
Sep 11, 2012
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.