JEATH War Museum Tours
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The JEATH War Museum is a museum in Kanchanaburi dedicated to the story of the men who worked on the Death Railway. JEATH is an acronym for the different nationalities of the POWs that worked on the construction of the bridge between 1942 and 1943 (Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand, and Holland).
The museum displays the actual items that were used for the construction of the Death Railway. It also exhibits a large number of photographs taken by prisoners at the time, including graphic images of the harsh conditions that the men lived and worked in. One of the three galleries featuring such photographs is housed within a bamboo hut that’s an exact replica of the shelters that the POWs lived in during this time. There also written accounts,correspondence, interviews, and artwork by the prisoners that were forced to work on the bridge, along with a number of personal effects. In addition, the museum is home to a bomb dropped by the allies to destroy the bridge but that failed to explode.
The JEATH War Museum is situated within the Chai Chumphon temple on Newzealand Alley. It can be easily reached by songthaew and tuk tuk from the centre of Kanchanaburi, while daytrips from Bangkok to this area are easily arranged.
Address: Soi Newzealand, Kanchanaburi, Central Thailand, Thailand
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm daily
Admission: 30 Baht
2 Tours and Activities to Experience JEATH War Museum
- This tour starts from your hotel (or from our base if your hotel is too far from the tourist center). - Your guide will teach you how to ride your E-scooter and brief you on the security rules during the trip. - Then you will follow your guide in the small streets of Kanchanaburi, passing markets, schools and a Vietnamese temple to reach the “Wat Tai” temple where you can get some merit by feeding fish. - Then you will ride to the pier to take a small bike ferry that will make you cross the river Kwai with your E-scooter and will offer you an amazing scenery. - Arrived on the other side, you will continue your ride, enjoying the local life at the Kanchanaburi’ beach where you can find some shops to buy fresh drinks like iced coffee or tea. - You will pass in the oldest street of Kanchanaburi where you can find some of the oldest Chinese houses of the town before back to your hotel.
This programme is specially designed for those that want to touch the key places in Kanchanaburi in a half day time.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are JEATH War Museum hours of operation?
JEATH War Museum hours of operation: 8:30am-4:30pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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