Our visit to the Hellfire pass museum, and the walk through the pass was something we initially planned due to my husbands interest in the 2nd World War and the Thai-Burma railway. It turned out that we all learned something here and gained a greater understanding of the horrors that occurred at this site and others along the railway. The museum is well set out and details the history of the railway and the conditions the men went through. It is impossible not to feel more connected to and have a greater understanding of what occurred here. It can be an emotional experience. The walk through the pass is well maintained and the pass itself is moving. Take the time to soak it all in. We walked on a little further to the lookout point and just beyond, before turning back for the walk back to the museum.
We arrived here as the museum opened in the morning, and it was HOT when we were coming back along the track. Remeber to take a hat and water with you. Some sections of the walk are steep and I imagine slippery in the wet. There are seats and resting points along the steep sections for those who need to catch their breath.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone interested in this period/ of history and for all Australians.
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