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Address: Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Phone Number: +66-0-84-560-5000
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Description: A memorial to the laborers and Allied prisoners of war who suffered and...
A memorial to the laborers and Allied prisoners of war who suffered and died constructing and maintaining the Burma-Thailand railway during WW II.
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Moving profound testimony to a lost generation

2 visits to this outstanding site has helped me understand the harrowing experience of all these young men from the allied nations and the asian workers. My great uncle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

2 visits to this outstanding site has helped me understand the harrowing experience of all these young men from the allied nations and the asian workers. My great uncle experienced this so the following generations didnt have to. A beautiful and moving experience thoroughly recommended

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been there twice. Once with my parents and another with my girlfriend. It was amazing walking in the path built by hand of people. And I visited the museum to see the history of the place. Really educative.

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Rayong, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hellfire Pass Museum sits on the ridgeline above Hellfire Pass, so named because it was the site where many Australian and other allied prisoners of war were used by the Japanese to build the Thai-Burma Railway, during WW2. The railway was designed to resupply Japanese troops in Burma, who were fighting the British. Tens of thousands of impressed Asian slave... More 

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victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum was understated leaving the stories of these men the heroes. Very well displayed and the information flows well. Hellfire Pass was a very moving experience.

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I visited the place in Feb with a group of friends and it was definitely worth seeing. I didn't know much about Hellfire Pass beforehand, but after visiting the Museum I was moved. The museum gives visitors vivid descriptions of the terrors, and after you just must take a hike along the old railway. Wear good shoes and grab a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

To be treated with respect.Hats off to Austrailians and Thais who finance and run this museum to it's excellent standard. Before your visit I recommend you familiarise yourself with the background of Hellfire pass as there is a lot of information passed on via photos and such by the museum but unless you understand the principle it will not register... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Definetly worth a visit for this is about hard times during the WOII. Where POW's and asian people had to do hard labour under inhuman conditions. With lack of food, all kinds of tropical diseases, rain, beatings & punishment & humiliatipn from japanese and korean guards they managed to build a railroad through the roughest terrain for 415 km within... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

HELLFIRE PASS +Museum are outside Kanchanaburi, and can be reached by a local bus, asking the driver before-hand to stop. The museum can easily take 30-45 minutes, with its many photos, items remaining from the building of the Pass, and videos. There is an audio tour available, which is a definite plus to listen to, while walking along the railway... More 

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautifully kept. Informative. FREE entrance. Informative self guided tour to listen to as you walk Hell Fire Pass. Set aside lots of time. The museum will take 40 minutes. The walking tour takes 2 hours at least to walk the 2.5 km up the trail through pretty rough terrain. Wear your tennis shoes, take water and use the bathroom before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Outstanding. This is somewhat painful but once you know the courage and commitment made by the man . It is just amazing place to visit. We met a guy whose grandfather served and worked on this pass. He was a big man and he walked the entire pass barefoot to experience what these man experienced. He cried. It has a... More 

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Address: Address: Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Phone Number: +66-0-84-560-5000
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Kanchanaburi Province  >  Kanchanaburi

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