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World War II

Monday, December 22 2014

Thanbyuzayat provides dark memories for the few surviving slave labourers who worked on the last stretch of what became known as the Death Railway, the Japanese Imperial Army’s World War II drive to lay sleepers and rail line to link Myanmar with Thailand during its war campaign.

Now the Mon State government sees tourist potential in Thanbyuzayat, according to U Ye Aung Moe, the director of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism’s office in Mon State.

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