The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway.
The Centre has been established to interpret – in a fair, balanced and non-partisan way – the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway, and to explain the significance of the two military cemeteries in Kanchanaburi. We aim to provide a resource for tourists to Kanchanaburi, designed and maintained to the highest international standards.
Thanbyuzayat was the end of the line for the infamous Burma-Siam railway linking Thailand with Myanmar during the Japanese occupation in World War II.
Mawlamyine is generally considered to be off the main tourist trail for most travellers to Myanmar but the town does have a charm of its own with its rich history, buildings with colonial style architecture, World War II era wooden buses, and its close proximity to the infamous Siam-Burma “death railway”, making it a historical place to visit.
Located at one end of the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, Thanbyuzayat Cemetery is the final resting place of those who died on the northern section of the railway, between Moulmein and Nieke in Myanmar. Implemented by the Japanese Imperial Army, the Thai-Burma Railway was built by Prisoners Of War from the Commonwealth, Dutch and American forces, along with forced labourers from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, and conscripted civilians from Thailand and Myanmar.