A very moving place and well worth a visit to pay your respects to so many of the young souls who lost their lives during WWII. mainly due to the forced labor that was imposed on the POW’s from the Imperial Japanese Army Command. The war museum is also close by 3-5 min walk and also worth a visit very informative and insightful.You can also retrieve family records from any relatives that where on the Burma Railway from that time which I think is fantastic to be able to see the history of loved ones.
It's quiet and elegant, and beside each tombstone, there are green grass planting around it. Seeing so many lives lying there quietly, my heart is very complex, some just 20 years old, sacrificed. So, without war, there would be no smoke of gunpowder. No war, no sacrifice. No war, no death. We need peace, not war.
The Allied Cemetery has tombstones for nearly 7,000 Allied prisoners of war, most of whom died while building the Death Railway. In the cemetery, marble tombstones are arranged neatly, which makes people feel more awed. Looking at some inscriptions on the tombstones, it is sad that many prisoners of war died at the age of twenty or thirty, when life should blossom most. When visiting, please be careful not to step on the tombstone. When we visited, we saw a few foreigners who did not want to take a detour from this line to another line to cross directly from the tombstone. It was a disrespect to the deceased.
Compared with the domestic martyr cemetery, in the environment surrounded by flowers and trees, we feel a respect for life. Children can explain the value of life. At least, we must set up the concept of life supremacy at the critical moment. Every tombstone is inscribed with an epitaph. The impression is that a 21-year-old soldier is in front of his "bub" brother.
Nearly 7,000 Allied prisoners of war from Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and the United States were buried at the Beibeifu Allied Cemetery. During World War II, the Japanese army captured a large number of European and American prisoners of war in the battlefield of Southeast Asia and escorted them to Thailand to build the Thai-Burmese Railway. Among them, the Guihe Bridge was the most famous one, and was called the "Death Railway" because of the loss of a large number of prisoners of war and migrant workers. During the war, prisoners of war who lost their lives were buried everywhere at will. After the war, the Allies collected and reorganized the remains of the Allies and re-buried them. In fact, Europe and the United States also have a heroic plot "where the mountains are buried loyalty, why the horse leather shroud ring". In any case, we should respect those who have sacrificed for peace and bear in mind the suffering that the Japanese aggressors have brought to China and other Asian countries, as well as to the people of Europe and the United States. The Allied Cemetery is not far from Beibeifu Railway Station. It's OK to go out and hit a beeper train. Each person can travel 5 baht (equivalent to RMB 1 yuan) one way, which can be reached in 5 minutes. The Doodle will be waiting for you at the door. Cemeteries are free of charge for access and visits. The cemetery was very solemn and tidy. Usually one and a half hours. When you enter the cemetery, you must keep quiet and behave appropriately.
Here is a cemetery, buried 39 to 45 years of Allied soldiers who died here. The cemetery has a beautiful environment. The lawn and the neat tombstones are quiet and solemn. Every tombstone has its hero's troops and year-old celebrations. Because European soldiers are buried here, European and American tourists are in the majority.