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Hellfire Pass Museum

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Address: Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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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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Awesome views and experience. Do a self guided tour at your own pace! Take the bug repellant! I will be going back to do the longer version of the walking track. I caught the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome views and experience. Do a self guided tour at your own pace! Take the bug repellant! I will be going back to do the longer version of the walking track. I caught the train both directions ( Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok and return) Great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This recently added attraction since 1998 had been increasing popular for visitors. The place claimed over 80,000 visitors went through each year and I believe it. The museum is located over 80 km from the town of Kanchanaburi and over 200 km from Bangkok. Therefore visiting the museum make more sense to combine with other attraction/s for the day. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A very good informative museum, and the option to walk along a section of the track, and through one of the cuttings the prisoners and local labourers built. I found this was very moving, and put into perspective the conditions they must have worked under.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The way to the Hellfire Museum is an adventure. Its a long bis ride from Kanchanaburi to Hellfire Pass Museum. The history behind the Hellfire Pass is really intersting and u should have about 1h30 to see the museum. There is a way outside where u can walk. Thats the place where the people used to work at the railway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Hellfire pass museum and trek is really a must for all who visit the Kanchanaburi region, the museum is really well done, magnificently presented and tells the real story of the atrocities that occurred during the latter years of WW11, The full trek takes about 4 hours so you need to be in reasonable shape & take plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting this museum should be mandatory for all Australians. It is a very emotional tribute to allied POW's & those who were forced to endure the hardships & brutality of the Japanese Invaders of Thailand during WW2. I don't mind admitting that I had tears in my eyes & a lump in my throat when walking in the footsteps of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the most sobering places I have ever been - living in SE Asia > 15 years and having trekked the jungles in the heat & humidity, but still I can barely imagine the horrors of those unfortunate servicemen who suffered in the construction of this railway in what is one of Thailand's most scenic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

as well the beautifully air conditioned building, there is lovely walk - the hell fire pass itself is both calm and haunting. Imagining the men working in 35 degrees with very high humidity, the pass lit at night to get it finished, scary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The museum is very well organized with many different exhibitions: posters, movies, pictures, old personal items from prisoners. The walk to the cutting is nice but unfortunately the trail was closed because of recurrent bush fires during the dry season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a very special place, what those poor men went through was terrible. I wish we had had more time there, sadly were were not given enogh time to see the video. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to visit this place. It is not however suitable if you have any degree of walking disability.

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