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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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This place I feel happy to visiting in the same time feel sorry for them by the history. This is a must visit. and when you come make sure you get a headset as this provides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place I feel happy to visiting in the same time feel sorry for them by the history. This is a must visit. and when you come make sure you get a headset as this provides invaluable insight into the conditions faced by POWs while you walking the 2.5km.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An extremely moving insight into the life of the prisoners on the railway. A great achievement by the Australians to capture this history before it is lost forever

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The best part of the museum is the actual path along the train tracks. Dress cool, take plenty of water and take the 3 km (?) walk. It was one of the most amazing walks I have ever taken and really gives one a sense of what these guys were up against. The sheer scale of the excavations for bridges... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice trip very educative gives insights into how the thai took care when wounded of course exposes the Japanese brutality The stories really make you hate the japs for what they did The pics are not great neither is the muesuem but the walk and story well told is worht the trip

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum. It was a simple but moving museum. Hellfire Pass itself is very sad. We all enjoyed it though, and it is important to share such an important part of our Australian history with our children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In order to extend the railroad from Bangkok the rail right of way was constructed over Hellfire Pass. The location was selected to keep allied bombers away and protect rail cars carrying armor and munitions in support of the Japanese war effort. Many prisoners of war died to bring this construction to fruition. They represented England, Australia, Holland, etc. in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The museum masterfully tells the story of P.O.W and poor locals during WWII when the Japanese sought to build a railway to Burma. It is informative, interesting and the detailed descriptions and firsthand accounts on display command you to stop and pay remembrance to their hardship. It is not all doom and gloom either, and many of the stories are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a must vsit. Make sure you get a headset (200b deposit per person) as this provides invaluable insight into the conditions faced by POWs. We spent about 3hours here including walking the 2.5km section of the railway open to visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The museum is dedicated to WW II POW. You can see the history during that time. How were the prisoners condition, how they were forced into slavery and everything. They also provide audio guide for free as well. In the back of the museum, there is a pathway down and through the mountain built by the prisoners. The entire walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really interesting, facts presented in a really easy to digest way, vivid picture of what happened. Great space with a beautiful view. The walk down to Hellfire Pass was on a good path, not too far in the heat. Highly recommended.

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

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