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Hellfire Pass Museum

Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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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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Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We took the local bus in the main street going to Sai Yok and stopped at Hellfire Pass (100 baht return each), it took us 2 hours to read all the information about the construction of the railway, watch the videos and walk the first part of the trek with the audio guide.It was really interesting and very professionally done.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Visited with my girlfriend today and thought it was great. Took a local bus,100baht return and about 1.5hour trip.the museum,walkway and cutting were very well maintained and the audio guide(200baht deposit plus a form of ID) was excellent. I didn't feel it was Australian-centric as mentioned in early posts but a lot of the first hand accounts were from Australian... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I read accounts from POW's about the Death Railway before leaving for Thailand so I was really looking forward to see the area. The museum and the walk down to the pass were very emotional for me. Being in a place where all of those men had died was humbling. The museum was very informative and well maintained as was... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My gf and I took a trip here, then onto Ereswan, and elephant trecking. We used fantastictravelthailand.com to book it, Ricky was amazing, spent the day with us, took us in his private car, showed us little out of the way places. Excellent English, ended up spending two days with him, and spent a lot less than we would have... More

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Podimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We came by public bus as the tours do not allow long enough for you to visit and walk a decent length of the track. The bus leaves the main bus station from stand 9, it is number 8203, is red old and beaten up but only costs 50 baht and is a lot of fun. It takes an hour... More

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We took a private tour to here and visited the museum and went on the walk down to Hell Fire Pass.. the museum is very well presented and so clean and informing ...we went down to the pass and it was a pleasant day and that made the walk better ...it was a very somber moment seeing the railway tracks... More

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bham uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Well worth visiting. If you come by bus its number 8203 stand 9.bus took about 1hr40 mins 50 baht and do take your passport as there is a security check on route.

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Gennep
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

nice and interesting museum. My grand pa fought during this war and worked on the railway. Very interesting for me

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is spectacular, it was the highlight of my Thailand trip! Will definately be coming back!

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Luv this the historical journey. Should spend some time to do the trek. Salute to those who died during WW II building the Death Railway.

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