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Hellfire Pass Museum

Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 31 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The hell fire pass museum classify themselves as a memorial site and a museum and I think that if you hold the first classification in mind when you go there, you are more likely to be satisfied. There are not a lot of exhibits, it is all focused around the experiences of the people who were forced to work (and... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in history and love to visit museum or memorable places, this is one of the mud to visit! You can actually see the history of train railway making by the captured international soldiers. It's very hard to me to describe how i felt, because it was a very sad story. Just go there and get the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Always an honour to revisit a special and unique place in Aussie military history as tragic as it was. Mick, Khun Ayr and the team continue to make improvements and the place is looking spectacular.

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Nieuwerkerken, Belgium, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Hellfire pas is a place on the “death railway” between Thailand en Birma constructed with forced labour. The free museum is a good place to start with background info; then you can walk around the actual site with a audio guide (also free). I strongly recommend the audio guide, it gives you an insight in the things you see around... More

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Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

1) Audio Tour is a must 2) there are some postings about water, having enough for your hike. DO NOT take this lightly. As you go along, you'll be listening to the audio and exploring, and may not even realize how long you are hiking. It gets long, hot, and sweaty. Once you reach the end (or whatever point you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great museum. Being and Australia I was really taken aback by what happened in this part of the world and the museum is beautiful. To do the walk you will need probably 90 minutes so I would suggest 3 to 4 hours here.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited the Hell Fire Museum on a private tour to Kanchanaburi as it was not included in the standard tour. The museum and the Hell Fire Pass itself is beautiful and very informative. The area has been very well organised and worth a visit. There are a few steps to walk up and down to get... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Museum is very well done with well presented information. The hike to the Hellfire Pass was nice but there are a lot of stairs going up and down. There isn't a lot that I can add to the other reviews and I agree that this is a MUST DO.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A truly memorable museum that brings home the terrible conditions the POWs and Asian labourers were forced to work in. I highly recommended getting an audio guide. It's free, but you need to leave a deposit and an ID card whilst you use it. You can donate your deposit towards the upkeep of the place if you like. We went... More

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Well worth a visit, as there is a great audio guide in lots of different languages, which has loads of information. The walk down and through the Pass is emotional and if you are able-bodied would recommend the steep walk back as it is the path that the prisoners had to take.

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