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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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If you plan to walk the Pass or any part of the trail, you need to visit here to first understand the history and legend of this historic location and what occurred here. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you plan to walk the Pass or any part of the trail, you need to visit here to first understand the history and legend of this historic location and what occurred here. Very hospitable staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a powerful and moving place that shows how mankind can achieve unbelievable feats. The pass was a large mountain of rock and stone and the POWs carved with the most basic tools a oath to allow a railway to move through. Words can't say enough to describe this. many don't walk down to the pass, its a walk... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A very well organised museum telling the story of the Death Railway. Simple, but extremely powerful. Well worth a visit.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The images in the museum are stunning. To think what man has done to each other. To get to the pass bottom there are a lot of steps, so my wife and guide went. The pics are nice and it gives you great perspective.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

What a moving morning. Mist and an eerie bugler for our first dawn service at Hellfire Pass. One of the most memorable things I will ever do in my life. Well organised, laid out and presented for this day of days in our history. To those who lost their lives and loved ones in this place you are forever immortalised.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The museum is really interesting and well laid out. We found it informative and the staff are helpful. Fantastic views. A must view.

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Woody Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A wonderful memorial, well maintained and a credit to both the Thai and Australian goverments for making this memorial happen. There are a lot of steps down to hellfire pass. So be prepared with comfy walking shows if you wish to go down to the pass from the Museum. Be sure to take the audio tour its only a extra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very thought provoking and emotional. Informative and memorable. You can walk to it from hellfire pass which in itself is a memorable, thought provoking and touching place. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Sorry for the late review! Visited Hellfire Pass on a day trip from Bangkok which took in the River Kwai, War Cemetery and Hellfire Pass and found this the most interesting, informative and emotive part of the tour (the Bridge over the River Kwai is a bit too touristy with sellers and (when we were there) even a busker singing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very good museum. Informative, well maintained and truthful. Free audio guides with touching stories from veterans. Really helped educate myself and partner about the war in the Pacific. Don't leave Kanchanaburi without visiting.

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