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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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A memorial dedicated to the Asian labourers and Allied prisoners of war who suffered and died constructing and maintaining the Burma-Thailand railway during WW II.
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207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museaum and it was very moving. It explained what the prisoner of war had to endure whilst they were made to work on the railway. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank carolinecropper
Reviewed 4 days ago

You have to visit this to believe how a mountain pass can be carved out of a rock face with just simple hand tools and some dynamite. How many people died constructing this during the war. The museum provides a good account of how the...More

Thank linnman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled to Hellfire Pass via a taxi in Kanchanaburi which was pretty reasonable and took just over an hour. (1400 bht) Totally worth it as the museum is top class, very informative and interesting and there are bound to be a few things you...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a must before going down to the pass. There is a Good number of stairs down, which is ok, but as I am not young was taken slow and with stops on way back up. The pathway is uneven at times so...More

Thank roxane69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of a tour. Excellent and a true tribute to the fallen soldiers. This is well kept and shows true respect for the servicemen and there families

Thank Alf H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took 2 days out from Bangkok to spend it in Kanchanaburi to see the Bridge over the river Kwai. We took the 1355h train from Bangkok's Noi station and arrived in Kanchanaburi at 1720h. The train journey is great and everyone travels in the...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Kanchanaburi it is worthwhile visiting Hellfire Pass and the museum. It is 80 ks from Kanchanaburi but tours and local mini buses go many times each day. We took a mini bus for just over 100 baht each. The Museum is...More

Thank Erich E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and moving story of the plight of the POWs and conscripted workers. Disappointed that the walking path 4K was only open a short distance, up to the sight of the memorial due to scaling???? This information was not made clear in the museum...More

1  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is beautifully presented & immaculate. The walking trail is sometimes challenging, until you remember it is not even 10000th as difficult for us. Now it's so peaceful & the beauty of nature surrounds you, but I think I could feel the spirits of...More

2  Thank kafoa1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent almost 2.5 hours here, reading the stories and it was absolutely fascinating, as well as incredibly moving. It is so important to keep the history of what these men endured.

1  Thank Alison1408
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Ernest H
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Sue R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you can access the path before the museum opens. However the narrative on the headset is very much worth waiting for. The simple narrative along with the 1st hand recounts is a major part of the experience
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact platform, but the Kanchanaburi bus station is very easy to navigate and the staff are very helpful pointing out the correct buses. Kanchanaburi buses have their bus number painted on the side of... More
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
There was no ropes or real upper body strength needed, I remember there were a lot of stairs to walk down to get from the main building to the start of the path. Path itself not too taxing.