We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
Book In Advance
All photos (1,595)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“audio guide”(99 reviews)
“nam tok”(76 reviews)
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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail
from US$204.50
More Info
from US$567.00
More Info
Reviews (2,212)
Filter reviews
1,637 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews audio guide nam tok australian government death railway thai burma railway railway line these men sobering experience allied pows moving place dawn service old railway walking shoes well worth the visit world war take your time the river
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,637 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

If you are visiting Kanchanaburi, there's no reason why you should miss a visit to the Hellfire Pass. It's a beautiful train ride upto Nam-Tok across the River Kwai, and then a short local bus ride (Bus no. 8203, if I am not mistaken) takes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MoumitaDhar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum had just been refurbished and had a good array of exhibits and information to tell the story of what had happened here. The views of the surrounding area are amazing, and to see hell fire pass itself was an experience I will never...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrianW2442
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really good insight into the suffering so many men endured at the hands of the Japanese. Museum is the right length, not too long winded and gets the message across. If you like nature the additional walk beyond the hellfire pass is recommended especially...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank correlations
Reviewed 6 days ago

The history behind this spot is somber and disturbing, but the Australian and Thai governments came together and fashioned a respectful memorial to those who lost their lives building this section of the Thai-Burmese Railway. If you were drawn here (as I was) by 'The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank steve10011
Reviewed 1 week ago

December 6 newly refurbished museum open. A touching memorial to those who slaved here. The steps down are all new sturdy no slip an easy walk for s senior. The handset and headphones tell you in pow own voices what happened in this hell. Worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 77maple123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is well worth visiting. Amazing tribute to all the POWs, their strength & character evident, given the conditions they did (or did not) survive in. It was hot & humid walking the trail, but to imagine doing this everyday plus hard physical labor...humbling. A...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank feebee6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, the museum was undergoing remodeling, so we weren't able to see the exhibits. But the walking trail was open and it was worth it. Very well done with informational displays along the path. Quite a sobering sight, the crevice that was made by the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank meritaten70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a moderate to difficult hike for many. The surface is mostly Rocky and there are quite a few steps. Regardless, my 11-year-old and I were able to traverse it quite easily. I was unaware, before my trip to Thailand, that this even existed....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoAnn Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a South African in Thailand out is useful to see how various sites and tourist attractions compare to home. I loved this museum. Exceedingly well put together. A very classy presentation. My partner was in the SA Army - on the Angolan border. He...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GinaSchroeder1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hellfire Pass Walking Trail was an incredible way to see the terrain that the POWs and laborers had to work with to build the Death Railway. The walking trail and scenery are lovely, but the history of the area is haunting. The Memorial Museum was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelly M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Koh Mueangkarn Paradise View Resort
25 reviews
12.18 km away
Home Phutoey River Kwai Hotspring & Nature Resort
206 reviews
18.61 km away
Nakakiri Resort & Spa
43 reviews
19.64 km away
River Kwai Resotel
951 reviews
22.49 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 14 nearby restaurants
Ruen Tara
5 reviews
29.74 km away
Sai Yok Pizza House
14 reviews
49.17 km away
Baan Tonn Naam coffee&restaurant
7 reviews
33.79 km away
Off Road Kitchen
16 reviews
18.84 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 17 nearby attractions
Hin Dad Hot Spring
112 reviews
23.49 km away
Erawan Falls
2,020 reviews
32.87 km away
Erawan National Park
331 reviews
33.07 km away
Elephant Haven
205 reviews
49.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Megan D
1 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from EarlRay60 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not in a position to fully answer this question. I have however, walked the Hellfire Pass trail.
John R
28 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
I beleive it was opening in november at this stage
14 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from clintgsy | Reviewed this property |
Hi there,I would have to sorry but not really as from the museum which is at the top of the hill you take a long walk down a framed stair case and some of the steps are strap to the path which is at the bottom and from... More