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War Cemetary

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The cemetary

The cemetary

Kanchanaburi is best known for the construction of the Burma railway in the 2nd World War.
One of the things that reminds you of that is the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak) where nearly 7000 victims of various nationalities are buried, and where we have been in 1994. If you pass the cemetary on the street is a grass field with stones, where people walk around. It seems nothing special, but if you walk around it by yourself it makes an impression.
Why, because the people who are buried there have had a hard life.
We have walked through the woods along the river, with a guide, very unhurriedly and slow, and even that was quite heavy. And then you realize that the people who had to work there, work very hard under difficult conditions, must have had a very difficult life. That is why the cemetery impressed us.


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