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Thanbyuzayat

Thanbyuzayat is a town in the Mon State of south-eastern Myanmar. It is the administrative center for Thanbyuzayat Township. Thanbyuzayat is about 64 kilometres (40 mi) south of Mawlamyine (Moulmein) and 24 kilometres (15 mi) miles south-east of Kyaikkami (Amherst). The Death Railway, the Burma–Siam Railway was a 415-kilometre (258 mi) railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II.It was the western terminus of the infamous Burma-Siam Railway. dubbed the ”death railway” by the thousands of Allied prisoners of war (and Asians who were forced by the Japanese military to build it.A kilometer west of the clock tower in the direction of Kyaikkami lies the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. which contains 3.771 graves of Allied prisoners of war who died building the railway. Most of those buried were British. but there are also markers for American. Dutch. and Australian soldiers.The walls are still plainly visible and the view from the hilltop is wonderful.

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