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Hellfire Pass Museum

Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Kanchanaburi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Monuments/ Statues, Natural History Museums
Traveler Description:   The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum is a MUST for anyone visiting the Kanchanaburi area to pursue their interest in the history of the Burma-Siam... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This place is beautifully preserved thanks to the Australian Government and donations from visitors. If any comfort can be taken for the terrible suffering the prisoners of war and Asian workers endured, it can be taken here respectfully. If fit and able, leave a 200 bht deposit and photo ID per headset and take everything in through the audio tour.... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You may have views about the history bit that is presented in the museum but you would be overwhelmed by the emotion it evokes. Pair it with the Hellfire Pass walk and you have walked and witnessed a part of World War II

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Apart from walking through Hellfire Pass and seeing the enormity of what those men did, I really enjoyed the audio via the headphones from the Museum. Being Australian, I loved hearing the voices of the old Australian men who actually helped build this, telling what it was like and a few stories as well.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was fortunate enough to have been ferried by the good owner of Aajam Riverfront Rooms to the Hellfire Pass, which is quite far off from the city center. I was happy I didn't pass up the chance to see it in person, as the walking trail refreshed me physically and spiritually.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very beautiful museum in the middle of nature. It shows the history of what has happened during WOII. It is a must visit for everyone that visit the area of Kanchanaburi. Just to pay respect to those that worked in very hard conditions and died. Also to those that survived. This must have been how hell looked... More

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

you cant imagine the hell of this event. Go and pay your respect. Need to take water and be fit to do the walk

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

you must visit this place it gives you some insight of hell they must have been going through you can get an insight of how hard it was to try and clear though the pass

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

walking through Hellfire Pass and seeing the museum, was a great way of seeing the trials and living conditions of our soldiers. It was very moving walking over the same ground that had cost so many lives. Given the opportunity to do it again i would. Just to pay my respects to those who didn't make it.

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Bornem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

the museum is a good place to see what the prisoners of war have been through. Nice long walk outside to see where all that took place.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Opted for a private tour/guide out to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok. Went on the website after reading good reviews and found Mr Chob of www.thaitourguide.com. From the punctual pick up in a very comfortable "armchair" seating in a minivan to an excellent tour guide named Ms Am and driver, the 4 hour trip flew by. First stop was Kanchanaburi War Museum... More

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