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Close  to  where  the  former  POW  camp  was  once  situated  is  the  large  Kanchanaburi  War  Cemetery, the  entrance  to which  can be found on the  busy, main  Saeng  Chuto Road  that  runs  through  the centre  of  the town.  It  is  the  largest  of  two  cemeteries  in  the  area  with  more than 6,000 graves of  which  3,000 something are  British,  1000 more  are Australian  and  2,000 something are Dutch.

All the  graves  in  the Kanchanaburi  War Cemetery  are marked  by bronze plaques,    mounted  on  small  tilted  concrete  blocks.  On  each  bronze plaque  can be  found  the insignia  of  the  regiment of the deceased and beside  each  small grave can be found  local  flowering  shrubs  which are neatly  set  out  in rows  and surrounded  by  green lush  buffalo grass.

Address: Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Phone: 66-34-634-454

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  • Written Jul 30, 2003
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