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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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  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
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+66 34 919 605
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"audio guide"
in 94 reviews
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"who lost their lives"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled up from Kanchanaburi to visit the hellfire pass memorial museum. Wow, this place did not disappoint at all and must admit probably one of the most moving places I have ever visited. It was a very hot day but that just added to the...More

Thank Darron H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the trail and listened to the audio. It was really worth the visit. We didn't do it as part of a tour but caught the train to Nam Tok then told a driver who was waiting to transport tourists where we wanted to...More

Thank familyxfive
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time to the pass. This time visited for ANZAC Day, Last time I only got as far as the pass itself but said to myself I will be back to do the rest of it. So far it goes 2.5 Km...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was at hellfire pass on ANZAC day,I was very impressed. I was met at the gate by an Australian soldier and transported to the entrance. Every thing was well marked and light .Trails and stairs were in very good condition. A lot of information...More

1  Thank kalganhut
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Wow what a fantastic heart wrenching place. Hired a taxi from hotel $1600 baht ($65-75 Australia) Went to hellfire pass, death railway tour, Kanchanaburi war cemetery, waterfalls and a couple of other places. Hotel organised taxi was fantastic “Kanchanaburi city hotel” Don’t take private or...More

1  Thank lostDigger
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Fun. Lot of history. Worth a visit. Beautiful walk in the wilderness. Not handicap friendly. Due to big trees around it was a comfortable walk though the temp was in low 30s.

Thank Mumtaznathu
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Unless you studied the history of WW2, you would feel what a painful journey that these POWs had go through. Entrance is FOC and audio guide is FOC. The audio guide was easy to use and understand points to points. It was easy trail, and...More

Thank rhyss4ever
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

The Museum was closed for rennovation when we visited but the walk down to and through Hellfire Pass is a must. The walk down is fairly steep, but well maintained and short. To say that it was a sobering experience would be putting it mildly....More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

An absolute must see for any Australian, serviceman or not. Great museum to go through before getting down to the pass. The headphones giving a guided tour are highly recommended. It brings tears to the eyes, but it is well worth the visit. Lest we...More

Thank Christopher R
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

his museum is about an hours drive away from the River Kwai Bridge. The museum is small, but gives a good explanation of why the bridge was built and the hardships and harsh treatment of the prisoners. The museum closed at 4:00 PM when we...More

Thank Gerald B
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Geordie1943
May 14, 2018|
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Response from clintgsy | Reviewed this property |
Hi there,I would have to sorry but not really as from the museum which is at the top of the hill you take a long walk down a framed stair case and some of the steps are strap to the path which is at the bottom and from... More
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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
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bubblymud
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
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