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“Breathtaking and heartbreaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hellfire Pass Museum

Hellfire Pass Museum
Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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3-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok: Ayutthaya...
Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Military Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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“Breathtaking and heartbreaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our visit to Hellfire pass was excellent. The Museum is fantastic and very informative. The walk was amazing, you definitely need to wear trainers or good walking shoes and have plenty of water - its a long hot walk. So lovely to have such a great memorial for what happened.

Visited March 2013
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“You have to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a must. Lots of steps (155) if I remember correctly but worth it. Very moving, gives a small insight as to what their living hell must have been like.

Visited March 2013
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“So sad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

It was particularly hot when I and my teenage kids attended. I said nothing as I didn't want to be the "know-it-all Dad" in this instance. It was the kids that said to me "HOW did ANY of them survive, working in this heat and under their conditions, dad?"

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Make sure you get the earphone commentary device at reception. We didn't and learned so much from fellow visitors who had, on the trip back to town, that would have been nice to have learned at the museum

Visited November 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Very interesting and a good hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is the most interesting place on the whole Thai-Burma railway. Very good Museum to start with (well spent money by the Aussie) and anyone visiting got to walk the full part available for the hike (about 5 km) and if you have a transport have them pick you up at the end. Otherwise the walk back make it a bit harsh. Take water with you! It's certainly well worth the trip and a look at some hostile nature. Imagine a minute the life of the prisoners then! It would be a nice thing if the Thai Military re-open the last part of the track as said on the map (kapish for the TAT)!

Visited March 2013
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“Extremely Interesting and emotional....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

THE Museum itself is About a 90 KMS distance from THE Bridge over THE River Kwai itself. But we we were glad to decide to GO here. It was so Interesting... We off course heard and read About THE history of THE bridge, but since we visited THE museum, at least we could have a little imagination...

If you GO to see THE bridge you have to visit THE hellfire pass as well!!!

Visited February 2013
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