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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, 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, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip itself was not spectacular, but the museum was very interesting as we didnt know much about Asian history.

Thank sabienhons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I learnt a lot from this museum and the walk through Hellfire Pass. I could never understand what our soldiers and the Asian Romusha endured at the hand of the enemy. May this never happen again. The museum has excellent displays that inform you of...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic audio guide to accompany a visit to this site which must have so many lost stories. Try to take the time to do the full walk - it took us 3 hours return at a comfortable pace and allow time to stop and try...More

Thank Libby W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it is a must. You should visit this museum. It is very interesting. I learned a lot about the history and I am normally not a museum-nerd😉

Thank Mortischia
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I didn't know what to expect. Absolutely superbly put together nd educational for both young and old..

Thank 601sharynb
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

The memsuem is maintained by the Australian military and is in very good condition and free. I would strongly suggest you donate, especially if you are not an Australian citizen. The walk can be hard and it is recommended you wear boots or sturdy shoes...More

Thank Nathan A
Reviewed August 31, 2017

When you think of the conditions and sacrifices the men made making this railroad pass you cannot help but be moved. It makes you appreciate just what you have.

Thank Aussie E
Reviewed August 29, 2017

I had never heard of this museum. I certainly did not know the numbers of Americans, British and, in particular, Australians held as prisoners of war and forced to build the rail line from Burma to Thailand. This museum gives you all of that. A...More

Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Located an hour from Kanchanaburi towards Myanmar border, opened till 4pm. Definitely worth a visit, well designed and maintained. Nice small museum and a reconstructed pass. The walk to the pass includes a steep long staircase so probably not suitable for visitors with special needs.

Thank Advisor_Miro
Reviewed August 25, 2017

I visited this museum prior to walking along Hellfire Pass, the museum was really helpful to put everything into context. The handsets which we took on our walk gave us lots of useful information and I felt that this experience filled in a lot of...More

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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.