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Hellfire Pass Museum

Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Kanchanaburi
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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guyana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Quite a journey to get here but worth the effort. Very poignant and thought provoking; such a beautiful setting for so much misery. Ensure you descend the steps to the pass from the museum.It's a fair slog in the heat but adds real depth to the museum exhibits.

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This place is a must visit, the models and the hard to find books are worth the visit by themselves Go late afternoon after the tour buses.......walking the trail with just 1-2 people makes it even more special

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Birdsville, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Excellent Museum, provides the information you need to know. We arrived early before the buses started arriving. Hats off to those that developed this facility

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Hellfire Pass around 2.30pm. The museum was excellent so allow yourself plenty of time to go through and read and look at the exhibits. It may be a smallish museum but it is one of the best I have ever been to. Heartbreaking one minute and inspirational the next. The walk down on the stairs and ramps... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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22 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Fascinating exhibition of what Allied POWs and local people suffered in building the railway. A fifteen minute walk brings you to the pass.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I visited here 25 years ago when there was no infrastructure. On this visit I was absolutely astounded at the magnificent museum and supporting infrastructure. Very respectively done. Be sure to get the tour headphones. There is no cost for these only a fully refundable deposit. Much of the commentary is done by former POW's.

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South Coast, England
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4 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

If you only have just one compassionate bone in your body, it's a must-see. And feel, and breathe. I only knew the rough scenario beforehand, but having ridden the train up to Nam Tok from "The Bridge" in the morning and been given a sore backside, it was the least I could do to have our driver bring us the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very good, museum has been updated since our last visit, I think the old one hit you a lot harder but understand the need to upgrade

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Tewantin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We visited Hellfire Pass as part of a guided tour with the American company Gate 1 Travel. All of the others were American or Canadian - we were the only Aussies in the group. I am so glad we visited the museum and did the 2.5km walk down to Hellfire Pass. It was so very emotional for us, especially seeing... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This reminds me that through so much evil in this world that there are still miracles being done. How anyone ever survived this atrocity is a miracle. This is a wonderful tribute to those that perished and those that survived from so many nations.

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