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JEATH War Museum

  • Wat Chaichumpol Map It
  • Bantai

Published 06/03/2016

Fodor's Review

The letters in the first part of its name an acronym for Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand, and Holland, this museum sits a little more than 2 km (1 mile) downriver from the Bridge on the River Kwai. 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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Sight Details:

  • B40
  • Daily 8–4:30

Published 06/03/2016


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