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Last Updated:
1 Sept 2010
 

Opening Times

The Centre is open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm, subject to official Thai closure regulations.

Admission Fees

Admission Fees are B120 for adults and B60 for children aged 7~12 years.

Special rates and educational services available for school student groups on pre-arranged learning excursions. For further information please email admin@tbrconline.com

Former prisoners of war and Asian labourers who worked on the railway, or their visiting family members, are strongly encouraged to identify themselves with Management on arrival. If possible, please e-mail us in advance at admin@tbrconline.com to confirm your arrival day and time so we can personally meet you and give all help and assistance in making the visit both valuable and memorable.

Location

Kanchanaburi is 128 km west of Bangkok. The city is served by excellent road and rail links from Bangkok. Travel time from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi is about 2 - 3 hours.

The Centre is on the western side of the main Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the left of the main street (Sanggchuto Road), 1km from the city centre. The cemetery is known in the Thai language as "Pa-cha Angrit".

Map of Kanchanaburi

Getting To The Centre

  • By Train From Bangkok

    Go to Bangkok Noi Railway Station (in Thai: "Sa Tha Nee Rot Fai Bangkok Noi") and take the Nam Tok bound train to Kanchanaburi. To get to Bangkok Noi Railway Station by the Chao Phraya River Ferries, as you get on to the ferry ask to go to "Tha Rot Fai", which means 'railway station pier'. The fare is B28 (3rd class). Trains depart Bangkok Noi Railway Station daily at 7:45am, arriving in Kanchanaburi at 10:20am, and 1:50pm, arriving 4:28pm.

    Alight at Kanchanaburi Railway Station. Walk through the station concourse and onto the main road. Turn left and walk about 50 metres until you see the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Cross the road and walk 15 metres down Jaokannun Road. The Centre is on the right-hand side of the road.

    Note that the State Railway of Thailand run special trains from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi during weekends and peak times. Please check with your local railway station for details.

  • By Bus From Bangkok

    Go to the Southern Air-Conditioned Bus Terminal on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River (in Thai: "Sa Tha Nee Rot Tour Sai Tai"). Take the blue and white (never the orange and white) air-conditioned public bus number 81 to Kanchanaburi, from Stop Number 4. The fare is around B106 and the journey takes about 2 hours.

    From Kanchanaburi Bus Station, take a songtaew, motorbike taxi or samlor and ask to go to the War Cemetery (in Thai: "Pa-Cha Angrit"). Fares for public songtaews are B7, for motorbike taxis about B20 depending on the distance traveled, and for samlors it depends on your bargaining skills. Look for the large building painted in cream colour on your right hand side as you face the cemetery entrance.

  • By Car From Bangkok

    From the centre of Bangkok, head for Phra Pinklao Bridge. Cross the bridge and continue along Pinklao Road for 35 km until you reach the junction with the A2. Turn right, following the signs for Ratchaburi. Pass through Nakhon Chaisri and the Nakhon Pathom bypass. About 5km further on from the bypass, look for the flyover and the sign for Kanchanaburi. Take the flyover and continue along the A323 to Ban Pong. From Bang Pong, follow the signs to Kanchanaburi (a further 50km). When you reach Kanchanaburi, pass through the town, following the signs to the War Cemetery. The cemetery is located about 1.5km west of the city centre. Park in front of the cemetery on the main road, and look for the large building painted cream colour on your right hand side as you face the cemetery entrance.

  • From Kanchanaburi Hotels and Guest Houses

    Take a songtaew, motorbike taxi or samlor and ask to go to the War Cemetery (in Thai: "Pa-Cha Angrit"). Fares for public songtaews are B7, for motorbike taxis about B20 depending on the distance traveled, and for samlors it depends on your bargaining skills. Look for the large building painted in cream colour on your right hand side as you face the cemetery entrance with a banner across the front stating "The Death Railway Museum".

Parking

Please park in front of the main Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, or alternatively at the main Kanchanaburi Railway Station. From either location it is a very short walk to the Centre.

 

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