A Different Kind Of Museum In Kanchanaburi

Thailand is a popular destination for tourists all over the world because the kingdom offers everything from scenic spots to entertainment, nightlife and shopping. However, a visit to Thailand is also an opportunity to experience ทัวร์พิพิธภัณฑ์กาญจนบุรี using an audio guide that adds an invaluable historical dimension.

The audio guide that was developed by Narrowcasters PTY Ltd for the Office of Australian War Graves incorporates the firsthand accounts from the Australians and Allied prisoners of war that survived the horrors they were subjected to during the construction of the Thailand-Burma railways during World War II.

The year 1942 was the height of Japanese Imperial military power. Sir John Carrick who was a prisoner of war explained that it was no longer possible for the Japanese military to go through the Malacca Straits because of the presence of the American Navy. This means they have to transport ammunition and food by land because the sea was not an available option.

By the middle of 1942, the Japanese made a decision to resurrect a long abandoned British survey to build a line that will connect Thailand and Burma railway systems. The project was rejected by the British because it was a rough terrain that can easily be wrecked by monsoon rains. However, the Japanese believed that it could be done.

Prisoners of war were sent to the jungle to start cleaning and make it their living space. Using primitive tools like sticks of dynamite including their blood and sweat, the prisoners of war and Asian labourers started construction on October 1, 1942. The project that was estimated by the British to require 6 years to complete took 15 months. The men who survived kept diaries and drew pictures of their daily ordeal. These memories are shared through the audio visual equipment so that visitors will understand the ordeal of the soldiers during the war.

The Australian government in cooperation with the Thai government built the ทัวร์พิพิธภัณฑ์กาญจนบุรีin remembrance of those who suffered and died in the construction of Thailand-Burma railway during the Second World War. You can take the free audio guide as you walk through the cutting that the men worked on.