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Address: 207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, Thailand
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+66 34 919 605
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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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Interesting, moving and beautiful

Duplicating some of the content of the death railway museum this is a more modern museum. Focussed more on Australian POWs. The museum is self explanatory and there is an audio... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Duplicating some of the content of the death railway museum this is a more modern museum. Focussed more on Australian POWs. The museum is self explanatory and there is an audio guide, alongside displays on the trail. The walk from the museum to the trail is down some fairly steep steps, and we walked beyond the memorial along the trail... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very informative and a moving place, well worth a visit Getting there: We took the 2 hr train to Nam Tok (100 baht pp) from kanchaburi at 6.07am. Walked ten mins to sai yok falls and caught the hourly bus to the museum (20 mins - 30pp bus stop in front of market stalls, does not run on time always).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Duplicates some material from Kanchanaburi memorial but seeing Hellfire Pass and the railroad track are unforgettable. Only downside is the steep stairs and walking paths to get to the view. Folks who can walk but not climb long stairs are left out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this memorial very informative and interesting. We took the 2.5km walk to the pick up point, which helped us appreciate the difficulties those who worked on this track must have found things, it was so hot! Imperative to take water on this walk and sturdy shoes essential.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with a tour guide who took us along the walking trail up to a panoramic view point, we did not do the full trail. It is very hard to walk through here in the heat and not feel emotional thinking of the men who had to work 18 hour days carving this pass with little or no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was built by the Australian and Thai governments. It is a very modern and professionally designed museum; unlike some of the other 'death railway' exhibits in the area. The main museum building is air conditioned and has a comprehensive exhibition of the facts around the building of the railway and World War 2. The experience of visiting is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jan 30 The Hellfire Pass and Memorial Museum are not to be missed on this day trip to Kanchanaburi. This story is not about building a bridge but the railway over dense jungle and through solid-rock mountains. Outside the Museum is a short section of the old, discontinued railway with remnants of wood ties and iron cleats. The cut was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a day trip from Bangkok that included the Death Railway and some time at the cemeteries of Kanchanaburi. The majority of trips offered did not include Hellfire Pass in the 1 day trip so we had to shop around. We travelled from Kanchanaburi to the end of the line on the train. Then we were met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit here is a history lesson on the WWII Pacific theatre and the absolute hell the POWs experienced. Their forced labour with minimal tools shows the resilience of the human spirit. It is sobering and thought producing. Wear good walking shoes as the trail is rocky whether you choose to complete the 300M walk to Hell Fir Pass or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as part of an organised tour there is a small museum full of interesting pictures and information then you can walk down to Hellfire pass and try to get an understanding of what those poor souls went through. We visited at 9 am and it was relatively cool and we only strolled 1 to 2 Km. they... More 

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