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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, 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 71000, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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Reviewed November 16, 2015

very good walk , if you have a driver with you its not too hard a walk to do the full pass providing reasonable fittness and get the driver to pick you up at the end .

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Anyone who going to visit here should have much free times to spend at this place. It's take time to learn the whole place and trecking.

Thank thanaprom
Reviewed November 14, 2015

WE MUST NEVER FORGET, Standing looking at the train carriages outside of the museum that were used to transport prisoners for days at a time you already knew that this was going to be a gut wrenching visit. My grandfather had been transported in one...More

Thank SandbachBlondie
Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We did a scooter tour to the museum. That gave us the chance to stop at other places on the train tracks. And the museum at the end was the best opportunity to read about all the cruelty that happened during the building process. Together...More

Thank Christoph W
Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is worth all the effort to get to. This will take up a good part of your day, so plan for a minimum of 5 hours which will include travelling time dependant on where you are staying. Please keep in mind that Hell Fire...More

Thank Dodgerlong
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Very nice walk in the forest. Museum is simple, small, but really interesting. The short film helps to understand what happened here.

Thank Eddy B
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

My Brother-In-Law and myself had decided to make the pilgrimage to Hellfire Pass while on a holiday in Thailand. Like most Australians, our view is that this is a sacred site and must be visited to gain some perspective and understanding of the sacrifices made...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed November 11, 2015

I learned a lot here. What a great tribute to the people who lost their lives here. The guided walk and the museum were fantastic.

Thank Rich N
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Located 80 km outside of Kanchanaburi the pass provides some idea of the hardships endured by POWs and Asian laborers. The walk is moderately strenuous and you are advised to wear strong shoes. It is difficult to imagine how prisoners survived in these conditions -...More

Thank EverythingElse2010
Reviewed November 10, 2015

I was a little disappointed with the museum because it really have much to offer. Grainy photos, plaques describing events and some recreated dioramas. But having once worked where I had access to the war records and medical files for many of these POWs I...More

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Ernest H
We are planning to go to the museum next Friday, 12 May. The grounds are said to open at 07.30, we were hoping to start on the trail earlier so that it would not be so hot. Is that possible? Is it the same route there and back? How long would it take to walk the trail there and back and are there shady seats to sit and wait? Thank you
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
Hi, may I know the public bus 8203 from Kanchanaburi main bus station to Hellfire Museum, the bus is located at which platform? Is it B1?
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
Hi! How much upper body work would be needed to walk the track? e.g. are there any ropes that you have to pull yourself up with? I am wanting to go, however will not have the ability to really use my upper body to pull or push at any stage. I'm fit, but have read it has some challenging steep areas. Thanks!
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.