How many are buried at Kanchanaburi War cemetery? World War

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Somewhere that feels the brutality of war A tribute to the tired soldiers who slept peacefully in this beautiful place. …Don Rak Allied War Cemetery” or “United Nations Military Cemetery” or what people in Kanchanaburi generally call The “English Cemetery” is a large cemetery on an area of 17 rai that holds 6,982 prisoners of war who died during construction of the Death Railway. 300 prisoners of war died of cholera and were buried at the Nike camp (about 15 kilometers before the checkpoint. Three Pagodas), the rest from the graves of prisoners of war in various camps and also Chong Kai Cemetery The Thai government and the Allies agreed on August 24, 1954, to build these two cemeteries. The atmosphere in the cemetery was quiet and shady. The interior spaces are beautifully decorated. Above every tomb was a brass plaque engraved with the name, age, and country of the deceased. The last line is mournful mourning. Every year there will be a day to remember the death of people of different nations.

Anzac Day is 25 April for Australians and New Zealanders

Armistice Day May 5 in the Netherlands

British Remembrance Day 11 November

After World War II came to an end in 1945, the victorious Allies built several memorials to the deceased in Asia, an important battlefield. There are monuments in many countries: 2 in Thailand, 3 in Burma, 6 in India, 5 in Bangladesh, 2 in Pakistan, and in Sri Lanka.

in Thailand, The Thai government and the Allies agreed on 24 August 1954 to build two cemeteries, the Don Rak Allied War Cemetery. (Don Rak Cemetery) and Khao Pun Allied War Cemetery (Or Chong Kai Cemetery) is in Kanchanaburi Province.

In addition, in Kanchanaburi, there is also a monument built by Japanese soldiers to pay tribute to the souls who died during the war, the Thaiyanusorn Monument. As for many other Asian laborers who died unrecorded, A monument to the worker and the unknown soldier was erected at the Yuan Temple cemetery. and part of their skeleton is on display at the World War II Museum.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi province.

1. Death Railway or Burma Railway or Kanchanaburi Railway

Death Railway or Burma Railway or Kanchanaburi Railway This railway starts from Nong Pla Duk Junction Station. Ban Pong District Ratchaburi Passing through Kanchanaburi across the Kwai Yai River by the bridge over the River Kwai Go west to the Three Pagodas Pass. To reach its destination at Tan-Pyuzaya, Myanmar, the Death Railway has a total length of 415 kilometers from Nong Pla Duk to Tan-Pyuzaya Station. It is a railway in Thailand about 303.95 kilometers and In Burma, 111.05 kilometers, there are 37 stations. The railway was built during World War II using Allied prisoners of war and Asian laborers recruited by the Japanese Army. to be used as a strategic route through Burma Currently, this route goes to the end of Ban Tha Sao or the waterfall station. The distance from Kanchanaburi Station to Nam Tok Station is approximately 77 kilometers.

“If counting the railway sleepers, how many The number of the people and prisoners of war who were conscripted to build this railway, only died.” This is a recount of the 415-kilometer historical Thai-Burma railway line, namely the brutality, brutality, and hardship of what prisoners of war were able to gain. receive until it has been dubbed “Death Railway”

The State Railway of Thailand operates on this route every day and organizes a special train line Bangkok – Nam Tok every Saturday, Sunday, and on public holidays. The point that tourists are very interested in is the bridge over the River Kwai. and during the death curve or Krasae cave which is an arch bridge along the Kwai Noi River, about 400 meters long

 Krasae Cave is a famous viewpoint. and is well known Because it is considered the most beautiful point. And the most dangerous of the Bangkok train route – Namtok, also known as “The Death Railway” (The Death Railway) can walk from the mouth of the cave to stop and take pictures on the railway. Assuming you peer down through the rail line, you will see the Kwai Noi River streaming underneath. made to be particularly cautious Every day, there are many tourists, both Thais and foreigners, who come and see the view of the Death Railway in the Tham Krasae area.

Death railway Kanchanaburi

2. Kanchanaburi City Gate

Located in the center of Kanchanaburi It was built during the reign of King Rama 3, 1831, when he moved from the old city of Kanchanaburi, Lat Ya Sub-district to the present place.

Travel back in time to the early Rattanakosin era through the majestic white city gates. It was built in the year 1831, corresponding to the reign of King Rama 3, when the old city of Kanchanaburi was moved from Tambon Lat Ya. Come to Pak Phraek for strategic reasons, the battle at this city gate is better than ever. with the characteristics of a masonry wall The top has a parapet. The plan of the city wall is rectangular in shape, 210 meters wide, 480 meters long, with four regular forts, one in the middle of the front wall, and one small fort at the back. There are also 8 gates, comprising 6 city gates and 2 Chong Kut gates. The gate, which was almost completely damaged, remained only the city gate. The front faces the Khwae Yai River and some adjacent city walls. All of these were restored in 2006, and when walking behind, you will find King Rama III’s monument as a place of worship for the general public.

Kanchanaburi City Gate is Open to tourists and the public to visit every day. and in the waterfront area About 200 meters from Kanchanaburi City Gate, there are restaurants and boat noodle shops for tourists.

3. Pak Phraek Walking Street

Pak Phraek Walking Street, the old street recounts the account of Kanchanaburi. It is the old region of the area. The exercises on the road are coordinated and items are offered to sightseers and individuals voyaging.

Strolling road exercises are coordinated and sell modest items from merchants. Strolling road exercises are coordinated and sell modest items from merchants – merchants. Kanchanaburi individuals additionally have houses that are as yet extraordinary which can feel the emanation of antiquated times.

Pak Phraek Community and Pak Phraek Road are the most established networks in Kanchanaburi. The word Pak Phraek is from original the Chinese word Pak Phek. and that implies intersection The structures that line the city dividers, extending lined up with the Kwai Yai River, demonstrate an extraordinary development style, neighborhood history connected to the establishment of the city during the early Rattanakosin period, and worldwide history intently attached to World War II. The appearance of the old business region is related to the primary stream of Kanchanaburi as well as the foundations of numerous public dignitaries.

The walking street is open every Saturday from afternoon to evening. a source of food Center for handicrafts, carvings, shopping centers for local products made by villagers There is also a souvenir shop as well as a local shop. Stage performances of students from various municipal schools in Kanchanaburi Municipality Every Saturday from 4:00 PM. – 9:00 PM.

4. JEATH War Museum

It was established to honor more than 16,000 prisoners of war who died in the construction of the Death Railway, located in Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram (Wat Tai), Ban Tai Subdistrict.

Even the painful events of World War 2 have passed. But today, the traces of that loss It is still engraved in the hearts of those involved in an irrepressible way. And here has gathered a fraction of the sorrow that once happened in Kanchanaburi province itself. This museum has been opened to the public on July 24, 1977, by Chao Khun Phra Theppanyasuthi. Abbot of Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram and primate of Kanchanaburi Province is the builder to show the story about the construction of the Kanchanaburi-Burma Death Railway during World War II and to honor and honor the prisoners of war who were drafted to build the railway that took many lives. The letters in front of the names of the countries involved in the event are combined: Japan (J), England (E), Australia America (A), Thailand (T), and Holland (H) for the building itself. It is divided into 2 buildings. The first building is a replica of a prisoner of war accommodation. Built with a bamboo thatched roof The walls are made of wooden lattice cover. inside raised floors, half of them were laid with bamboo slats, which were used as bedding for the captives. The walls and columns of the building exhibit various photographs, including news images from Thai and foreign newspapers. Watercolor painting by a former prisoner of war. Sketches of bridge-building and prisoner of war condition by a former Australian Army surgeon. prisoner of war letter A postcard of a Japanese soldier that his children brought to him. The second building is a one-story brick building. Showcasing the tools of prisoners of war in The Japanese army, such as military helmets, guns, grenades, hammers pegs railroad tracks. Japanese sake bottles, etc. The side walls display photographs of prisoners of war who survived the war. and they have also come to visit this museum to commemorate the atrocity that never fades from their hearts. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

5. Bridge over the River Khwae

Located at Tambon Tha Makham. Away from the city to the north on Highway 323 about 4 kilometers, turn left for about 400 meters, with signs clearly indicating the way.

This iron bridge is the most important Landmark and Memorials in Thailand and the symbol of visiting Kanchanaburi. The bridge over the River Kwai was damaged until the government of Thailand renovated it after the war ended in 1946 and can be used as usual until now, consistently around the finish of November until the start of December. The River Kwai Bridge Week will be held to commemorate the construction of the Death Railway during World War II, with historical and archeological exhibits. Folk shows, fairs, selling local products, And the light and sound show creates a spectacular sight for this bridge over the River Kwai. Not far from the River Kwai Bridge. There will be an important place related to the Bridge over the River Kwai, namely the Don Rak Confederate War Cemetery. which houses the bodies of prisoners of war who died during the construction of the Death Railway.

bridge over the river kwai

6. Wat Tham Mangkon Thong

It is well known for floating meditation. known as the floating nun

In addition to being an old temple built since the reign of King Rama V or around the year 2447, the highlight of the Golden Dragon Cave Temple It was to walk up 95 bright red steps that were created in the form of two huge dragons flanking the way. From the beginning to the end at the mouth of the cave that you can walk through the cave to the top of the mountain on the other side. which is believed that if anyone has passed through this cave It is like going through the belly of a dragon that will ultimately bring the wishes of prayers into fulfillment. Enshrined in this beautiful cave with many rock nooks and intricate looks like nature has been elaborately created to become a fine art to the eyes of mankind. Also every year around the beginning of June There will be an annual event of Luang Pu Joi Khemyo, the famous monk of Wat Tham Mangkorn Thong. In the event, there will be a great group ordination ceremony.

7. Giant Rain Tree

Concealed inside the Royal Thai Army’s Division of Veterinary and Agriculture is this monster downpour tree you probably won’t accept the obvious reality. A 20-meter-tall single downpour tree, aged older than 100 year, includes an obscure covering that is estimated 51.75 meters in breadth, and that implies it crowns over an area of 2,416 square meters. Getting there: The tree is at enter the Royal Thai Army’s Division of Veterinary and Agriculture 1 at Ban Kasikam, Amphoe Dan Makham Tia region, nearly 3 kilometers from Wat Tham Mangkon Thong.

8. Tham Maduea

The cave is spacious with different beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. It takes approximately 1 hour to view.

get fit You may spend up to 1-2 hours seeing the beautiful caves filled with stalagmites and stalactites, in the different booths full of excitement. At present, Wat Figua has installed electricity for convenience. Make tourists who wish to see the majesty of this cave to enjoy the nature of the cave to the fullest. Know before going to see the cave, you must contact for the key to open the door to the cave entrance at Wat Maduea.

How to get to Kanchanaburi?

Bus Bangkok - Kanchanaburi ฿ 250 3h 30m
  •   Express 08:30, 10:30
Taxi Bangkok - Kanchanaburi ฿ 4,070–4,730 2h 40m
  •   Comfort
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Comfort
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 9pax
Van Bangkok - Kanchanaburi ฿ 150–320 3h – 3h 30m
  •   Regional 14pax 06:00, 07:00, 07:10, 11:00, 12:30, 15:30, 17:00
  •   Minibus 07:00, 12:00, 18:00
  •   Van VIP 9pax 08:45
  •   Regional 14pax 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
  •   Minibus 09:00, 12:00, 18:00
  •   Van VIP 9pax 15:00
Taxi Don Mueang Airport - Kanchanaburi ฿ 2,199–6,039 2h 30m – 2h 55m
  •   Economy
  •   Comfort
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   Comfort
  •   Minivan 4pax old
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy

Kanchanaburi Map

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