Kanchanaburi War Cemetery – Central Thailand
The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is the main cemetery associated with Prisoner of War (POW) victims of the Thai-Burma or “Death” Railway. It is located on the main road, (Saeng Chuto Road), that runs through the city of Kanchanaburi. It is lovingly maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. There are 6,982 former POWs buried here. They are mostly Australian, British and Dutch.
There are 1,896 Dutch war graves, the rest being from Britain and the Commonwealth.
Nearby is the Thailand–Burma Railway Museum which gives a good history of the railway and the prisoners and Asian laborers that built it who built it.
Our first tour to the Kanchanaburi was in November 2013 but the visit on ANZAC Day 2015 has been the most memorable to date.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Image Gallery
Below are a few photos from our visits to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Click on any image to open a cascading light-box and to see a description of the image.