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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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207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our suggestion is NOT to take an organized bus tour. They all arrive in the morning and whisk you around pretty sharpish. Rather spend more on a "taxi" or personal driver from Kanchanaburi for the day (about B1500) and take your time. The Museum is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The true horror of the conditions endured by the prisoners excavating this section of the Death Railway can only be imagined. We visited around Armistice Day & laid a poppy tribute. It is along, hot walk & if you have mobility issues the stairs both...More

Thank diersett
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hellfire pass is an extremely moving exhibition that is definitely worth a visit. The museum is very well informative (with the free audio guide) and the site has been preserved and presented in a very poignant way. We took a local bus from Nam Tok...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit Hellfire Pass while visiting the infamous River Kwai Bridge , and it was overwhelming. A driver took us to this memorial on the death railway , and we paid a small deposit for a recorder and earphones. This is an absolute...More

Thank Maxwell00
Reviewed 1 week ago

What i surreal moving experience this was for myself & our travel companions. Ive visited Kanchanburi many many times but have never made it to the Hellfire Pass Memorial till now. The whole area is really beautifully maintained & a very thoughtful, respectful fitting tribute...More

Thank cortez48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited because my grand uncle died here in ww2. It made me silent seeing the conditions. Very nice museum with lot of respect for history and not an attraction like the bridge in Kanchanaburi

Thank Michiel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is well worth visiting. The audio tour is very well done. Hellfire pass is a must see, quite unbelievable. See it to believe it. Make sure you take a spare shirt as there is a good chance that the shirt you wear will...More

Thank chris b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been the highlight of our trip in Thailand. The museum is entirely funded by the Australian government, and has been perfectly done. I would HEAVILY recommend getting the free headset guided tour, which narrates you around some of the museum and then around...More

Thank Liv H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pass is not a highlight of a trip, it is very historical and you get the story why so many PoW died at this place. It is like you are going to Munich and visit the KZ in Dachau. Everything is well explained, but...More

Thank mleppen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to make a visit here after reading ‘The Railway Man’ by Eric Lomax, a British POW, and later made famous in the film with Colin Firth. We stayed at River Kwai for one night and hired a driver to take us up to...More

Thank Richard M
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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
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.