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Hellfire Pass Museum

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Address: Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Phone Number: +66-0-84-560-5000
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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 moving experience to all prisoners of world war 2 on the digging out of hell fire pass

The museum is a tribute to the Australian forces who built it as a memorial to all who died whilst working on this pass. It is a in a beautiful setting and the museum is full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hervey Bay, Australia

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is a tribute to the Australian forces who built it as a memorial to all who died whilst working on this pass. It is a in a beautiful setting and the museum is full of artifacts and stories and photos of how it was in ww2. There is a short movie to watch to tell the story. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you come Kanchanaburi You should not miss this great place. It is learned from history. Let us be aware of the aftermath of the war.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Took the train to Namtok Station at the end of the line then took a taxi to Hellfire Pass. Small museum as the highlight of the visit is down onto the Pass itself. The museum is free (a donation is greatly appreciated) and there is an audio guide tour which guides you down into the pass itself. You have to... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very pease and calm place, full of nature and memorial, and very good for taking a short walk through the woods.

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Hellfire pass is impressive. The dimensions are big, can't believe this was built only by manual labour. So many prisoners lost their life for this makes it even more impressive. It's like a memorial when you walk through it. The museum is also great. Gives you detailed information of the conditions the prisoners faced.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a nice little museum dedicated to a sobering era in Thai history during WWII when the Japanese forced prisoners of war to put in a railroad at a grueling pace. Visit the museum and walk down to the area excavated with hand tools- over 30m of solid rock.The scenery is pretty as well.

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Poignant, moving, descriptive, and well organized exhibits. Seeing a POW’s drill marks on the rock at Hellfire Pass was chilling. Trying to imaging the noise at Hammer and Tap Cutting, while in a quiet forest brought tears to my eyes. No visit to Kanchanaburi is complete without visiting the Museum and walking the rail-bed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I listened to the audio tour earphones and walked the hell fire pass and as the audio tour stated " you can really feel a peace when walking the trail its hard to explain" i totally agree, beautiful scenery of bamboo and lush green jungle as well as the hard rock walls of the cutting, quiet relaxing indeed. Museum was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went here this year for the Anzac Dawn service, long walk down to the cut out, but made a lot easier now with a set of stairs,museum was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Only a short visit but worth doing. Museum is ok but the walk along the pass itself brings it all home. Combine with the Death Railway Museum in Kanchanaburi Town for the best insight to this incredibly cruel episode of WW2.

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