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Address: 207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, Thailand
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A memorial dedicated to the Asian labourers and Allied prisoners of war who...

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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Compulsory Visit!! if you are in Kanchanaburi.

To be honest, there was nothing much to see here, But when you come you will FEEL it. The wound of World war II. it hurts so much and causes the pain in my feeling for days... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matthew M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest, there was nothing much to see here, But when you come you will FEEL it. The wound of World war II. it hurts so much and causes the pain in my feeling for days. Please prepare 2 hours at least here, I only plan to visit the place for 30 mins and ended up spend all my... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There's a lot of things we've learn here it such a sad history and horrified but atleast we learned something from it learn how terrible it was back in world war 2 learn how sad it was when you have to lied to your family back home that you are alive and well while you've been torture and nearly dead.... More 

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Thank Tina N
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is hard to describe in detail the hardship that 60,000 allied forces and 200,000 asians went through to build this railway with about 90,000 dying in the process. You just have to look at the size of the cuttings and the length to get a glimpse of the hardship people went through working up to 18 hours a day.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting the Shellfire Pass Memorial Museum was far more moving than I expected. I knew the story of building the Thai/Burma railway as we westerners have been told it, but I had no idea of the number of Romusha - Asian workers (conscripts mainly) that were forced to work on the railway, and the numbers that dies - almost 1... More 

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Thank David E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hellfire Pass derives its name from Allied POWs forced to work day and night in the jungle to complete a bridge and rail line using only simple tools; thousands of soldiers and Thais perished during the construction. There are steep rock walls. Rent the headset you will need it in the Museum and on the walk. Very good walking shoes... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this attraction on a cloudy day,so it wasn't quiet so warm which was a blessing as you soon worked up a sweat on the walk to Hellfire Pass! You can choose the easier or harder route first.We went the more strenuous walk first down the concrete steps then up a rather steep set of steps which had people... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, I did not realize that that war and occupation by the Japanese was so cruel. Very enlightning visit.

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Thank Sloeber12
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Borrow the headset and set off on the walk. It really does put your life into perspective. You only feel the heat for a few hours and it's unbearable, to have to work in that heat for years without basic human needs, you can only imagine the horror. The museum is quite interesting and also part of the headset tour.... More 

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Thank JKozzie
Canberra Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit here really puts your life into perspective. A small glimpse into the suffering and hardship endured. The walking path is excellent and I highly recommend the audio tour.

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Thank Lenny8
Helsinki
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum itself is quite a small place to compare those in the city. But the Trail is challenging and you can have a different view of prisoners and "voluntary Asian workers" destiny. In the heat of the day couple of hours walking is long enough. Most guided tours stop just after Hellfire pass and it will take about 30 minutes.

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