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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
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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
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Megan D
1 September 2018|
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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.
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John R
28 July 2018|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
I beleive it was opening in november at this stage
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Geordie1943
14 May 2018|
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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
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