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JEATH War Museum

  • Wat Chaichumpol Map It
  • Bantai

Updated 05/29/2013

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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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Wat Chaichumpol, Kanchanaburi, 71000, Thailand

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  • B40
  • Daily 8–4:30

Updated 05/29/2013


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Sep 11, 2012

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.

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