stands for Japan, England,
Thailand and Holland, representing
the nationalities of the prisoners of war (POW's) who were
forced to work on the construction of the famous "Bridge
On The River Kwai".
museum is on the bank of the River, inside Wat Chai
Chumphon temple. The present Chief Abbot, the Venerable
Phra Theppanyasuthee, takes responsibility for the upkeep
of the museum.
tribute was established to show actual items that were connected
with the construction of the Death Railway
by POW's between 1942-1943.
first thing that strikes you when you visit the museum is
the bamboo hut with a collection of photographs displayed.
The hut is a replica of the conditions the POW's were forced
to live in.
museum displays graphic images of the terrible conditions
inflicted on the many young men that died and the many that
survived to tell the story.
bring these atrocities to the public domain, the museum exhibits
many photographs taken of real situations either by Thai's
are also many real accounts written by former POW's, their
relatives, friends and authors that interviewed the many prisoners
that suffered at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army.