This is a must see for any visitor to Thailand. The centre provides headphones for you to experience the Hell Fire Pass with talks from ex prisoners of war who were here working on the railway. It is a very emotional & moving place. I had to take some time away from my partner as I was so moved & upset by the experience. I had an uncle who was here during the war & he didn't speak about his experiences here but to see what the Japanese soldiers did to these prisoners really moved me. The walk along the railway is quite haunting & it is difficult to believe men worked this way with few tools.
This was a second visit for me, it takes around 2.5 hours to get to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok. I stayed in a floating house on The River Kwai ( Sams River Raft House ) in Kanchanaburi, I rented a motorbike to do the trip to Hell Fire Pass from Kanchanaburi which is around 90km each way. The motorbike is by far the best / cheapest option as otherwise you are visiting with everyone else who has arrived by bus. The motorbike allowed me to set off early & travel back late, something I couldn't do if going by bus from Kanchanaburi.
As I said earlier, this is a must see for any Thailand visitor.
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