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  Jeath Museum in a coconut hut..
by yen_2

JEATH stands for the six countries that involves during the railway construction which are; J-Japanese, E-England, A-America, A-Austria, T-Thailand and H-Holland. This museum is an open air . the sturcture itself was a realistic reconstruction of a prisoner of war hut and was established during the late 1970's. It was established to collect various items connected with the construction of the Death Railway by the prisoners of War(PoW's) during the second world war, 1942-1943.
The first thing you'll notice is that a museum of a bamboo hut with the collections of knives, photographs, drawings of all kind of people who are involved. As I read, the hut is not the original but it was built as a copy of the original one. There are exhibits of photographs that were taken during the actual and real situations by the Thais and the prisoners. There you can find pistols, knives, helmets.

Address: Wat Chaichunbol, Bantai, Muang, Kanchanaburi
Phone: 66-34-515203
Website: http://www.discoverthailand.com

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  • Written Sep 12, 2003
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