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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was great visit there. It's memorial museum for WW II and late soldiers. We felt sad for their lost and families.

Thank TUN1964
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great experience to have before going to Hellfire Pass. Also used the experience to help our 2 teenage children understand their Thai history better, they had a better appreciation which they could utilise at school. Very good displays and presentations. Air conditioned which made...More

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very moving place for all to visit to help gain a greater understanding of the sacrifices made by our forefathers whilst prisoners of war under the Japanese.

Thank 450mark
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did only the trail because i wanted to do some trekking and there are few options in the area. It is ok if you want to be in a quite place without many people (i was the only one doing the entire trail) but...More

Thank Valeria C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this area under the recommendation of the tour company that planned our trip to Thailand. I am glad they suggested this stop. It was very moving and informative. Not to be missed.

Thank TampaDocFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a place I wanted to visit and the experience was overwhelming and a must to understand the difficulty of the task undertaken by the soldiers in WW2. The visit gave a sense of understanding of how they must have suffered. I struggled with...More

Thank Huw T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today and had a great day. Hired a driver from our place in kanchanaburi and arrived at about 10 (left at 8.30). We had a quick look round the museum then did a circular walk to the main lookout then back along by...More

Thank answ76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there by rented motorbike. The museum is inside a military base and is free.they appreciate donations... When we were there(april 2017)only one part of the path was opened.. According the notice on the site, the Army command forbidden the access...anyway, we did the...More

Thank nuno a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic spot. We hired scooters for day to get here. Only 200b so cheap as and roads were safe to stay on edge. Also could stop at local food stalls when liked. Very professional layout of pass and very clean. Did the extra...More

Thank Aide72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum paying respect to those who perished while building the railroad. The lack of paraphernalia in the museum didn't disturbed me, somehow it added to respectful approach to the incidents that occurred here. The real "attraction" is the Hellfire pass. It is located about...More

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Ernest H
We are planning to go to the museum next Friday, 12 May. The grounds are said to open at 07.30, we were hoping to start on the trail earlier so that it would not be so hot. Is that possible? Is it the same route there and back? How long would it take to walk the trail there and back and are there shady seats to sit and wait? Thank you
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
Hi, may I know the public bus 8203 from Kanchanaburi main bus station to Hellfire Museum, the bus is located at which platform? Is it B1?
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
Hi! How much upper body work would be needed to walk the track? e.g. are there any ropes that you have to pull yourself up with? I am wanting to go, however will not have the ability to really use my upper body to pull or push at any stage. I'm fit, but have read it has some challenging steep areas. Thanks!
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.