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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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Cebu City, Philippines
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is my fourth visit to the museum and Hellfire pass. A must see if you are in Thailand. The museum is great. The walk to the pass has improved with new stairs and rails. Would have not been that easy back in 1943. Just to sit on the new seating and wonder what happened back then and to remember... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is my second visit here, the first visit was cut short by a heavy rainfall and I could not explore the pass. This time the weather was sunny and we walked the Hellfire pass for a couple of hours. The pass is amazing and a testament to the allied prisoners of war who mined the pass and also a... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stopped here on a drive around the area. The museum was informative and information is available in many languages. The walk down to hellfire pass is very tranquil which gives you time to reflect on what took place here. Very moving experience. It's steep on the stairways up and down to and from the Pass so you need to be... More

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