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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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A poignant reminder

This was a truly moving experience - well worth a visit for anyone. The short 4 km walk to the meeting point is well worth it. It is unbelievable how terrible humanity can be but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was a truly moving experience - well worth a visit for anyone. The short 4 km walk to the meeting point is well worth it. It is unbelievable how terrible humanity can be but how some survived and can remind us what humanity should be

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I didn't really know what to expect about this place, but I am so glad we went. Once there you suddenly appreciate what people went through to construct this cutting, let alone the other 400+ kilometres of line. The Thai/Australian Governments have got it right with the restoration and maintenance of the cutting, and the building of the informative museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

God,what can i say,I had a really good walk around the whole area.it brought tears to my eyes. I felt so sad at seeing what those poor souls had to do just to survive, you must visit this museum,and the area, if you need to know anymore please just ask me,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A hours drive from Kanchanaburi in mountainous jungle with hot, high humidity slave Labour toiled to build a railway. This cutting was built without mechanical aid by prisoners of war. The museum is so respectful, informative and quiet. The walk so poignant.

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Siem Reap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved it the atmosphere was amazing, very moving ceremony. I would recommend this to anyone especially New Zealanders and Australians.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This museum tells a very sad tale and then you can walk for upto 2 kms along the old railway track. When we visited on a quite Monday it was very peacful...just tall green bamboos, a few flies and this incredible hellfire pass....very moving.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is such a well presented account of the horrific experiences of the POWs and Asian labourers made very personal by the narrative through the audio headset which guides you through Hellfire Pass and beyond, it is imperative to listen to this. The museum and the professional way this is presented is a credit to those involved. Never to be... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was a very respectful,peaceful site.Very well laid out and preserved,the essence of the attraction was the long walk into the hellfire pass. There were no tourist stalls or tat here. Shoes had to be removed at the entrance to the museum and the atmosphere was quiet and reverant. This was my favourite place for historical content and unspoilt reflection.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great introduction to Hellfire Pass and the local history before setting off on the walk itself. The walk itself was relatively easy and took around an hour at an easy pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to Hellfire pass - the first time over 20 years ago when there was no museum. The museum is very good, and it is possible to borrow (free of charge but you can make a donation) an audio system and headphones which describes various locations in hellfire pass, and includes personal accounts and recollections of... More 

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