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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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Hellfire Pass Museum

Exciting Day! This was one of the many stops on our Gate 1 escorted tour. Our visit to the pass brought us back to a time in history where we now can fully understand the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Exciting Day! This was one of the many stops on our Gate 1 escorted tour. Our visit to the pass brought us back to a time in history where we now can fully understand the suffering that went on. This is an attraction that should not be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very good museum and well kept section of the railway. Part of the railway was closed when we went which was a shame.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

this place is awe inspiring, to see what suffering the people endured it reduced me to tears, we are not told enough about what happened there and to phisically see it takes your breath away

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hellfire pass will be forever in my memories. An absolute must do for anyone who is around this area. We stayed in Kanchanaburi and took the public (non aircon) bus from the bus terminal for 100B return each. The museum is free to enter and you can leave a donation if you want. There are audio head sets to rent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of the Titan tour of Bangkok and Burma as a group of 24 people. Please note that before entering the museum you will need to remove your footwear. The museum itself was informative and interesting. Very clean and good toilet facilities. It is a small museum funded by the Australians and inspired by Australian former PoW Mr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is relatively new, having been underwritten by the Australian government on behalf of the victims of Japanese cruelty during the second world war. Before you enter the museum, you must remove all footwear as is the custom in Thailand. There is a huge amount of information both in graphic detail on the walls and in memorabilia scattered around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Having been interested in history forever, I simply had to visit Kanchanaburi and Hellfire Pass. I did not regret it! After the great train ride, I arrived at the memorial and made a nice long walk, even discovering a beautiful snake on the way. The area is stunning, and really unbelievable the brutality of WWII and what happened there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Providing enough information, VCR, trek trails for visitors. You can choose a short distance walk, about 30-40 minutes back and forth to the Hellfire memorial, or the long 4 hours walk if you have the time and energy. (both included lots of stairs) The small exhibition room was clean and well-organised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fabulous exhibition, our tour guide took us down to pass first, but we would highly recommend doing museum first then walking the pass. Only downside to museum was the incredibly noisy hand dryers in the toilets which echoed throughout the whole exhibition space- made it difficult to hear first video & we had to wait until first viewing over &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is not a museum in the purest sense of the word but rather a collection of artifacts from the era of the Bridge. Seeing everyday items of that time was interesting but perhaps the most moving part was seeing the diary kept by the Japanese commandant who is one of the leads in the more recent movie about the... More 

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