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They used this as a base to fight the Malaysian government and the Japanese during World War 2... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeremytankimkeat
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Communist Era History

The road to the piyamit tunnel bit winding. You need to walk 1KM from the entrance to the tunnel... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
lukepj21
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Penang, Malaysia
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Tano Maero, Betong 95110, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They used this as a base to fight the Malaysian government and the Japanese during World War 2. After the war, The Thai King offered land for the communists if they surrendered. Majority of the communist surrendered and were given land. Very smart thinking by...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The road to the piyamit tunnel bit winding. You need to walk 1KM from the entrance to the tunnel. There is museum

Thank lukepj21
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

What is Piyamit Tunnel? During my recent birthday, I had an opportunity to visit this place and as a history aficionado, it was the best birthday gift by far. Excavated by Malayan communists in 1976 to avoid bombardment, this is a network of interconnected tunnels...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Most of what I understand from my visit to Piyamit Tunnels is through inference. These were tunnels built by the communists in the 1970s to store bombs and probably to hide. There is a “smokeless stove” whereby the smoke goes into the ground and is...More

Thank SalsaB
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Remember to visit the museum first. Then only go to the thousand years old tree. You have to walk uphill to the tunnel and the museum located at uphill. Thousand tree is on the separate way from museum and located at down hill near entrance.

Thank waihong
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This the place where communists living in 50-60an. The tunnels, museum, kitchen & thousand years tree are here. THB60 admission fee

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

A general tourist place where visitors will go while in Betong, take around 40 mins from Betong by car. A good place to visit.

Thank asooi
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you like historical place, this is it. If you like trekking, this is it. If you like nature, this is it. A must visit place in Betong, get to know the history about malayan communist. Need good walking shoe and attire for outdoor activities...More

2  Thank birdwithoutleg
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on 11 August 2017. Very well preserved history of the Malayan Emergency period in the 50s to 60s when the Malayan Communists Party guerillas used this tunnel to wage war against Malayan troops. The tunnel was used as a air raid hideout and also...More

1  Thank Jack U
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Need own transport. If you do not have a own transport, It's no problem. You can find a taxi service counter at near Clock tower. When raining, Be careful watch your steps.

Thank Jandara_2013
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leneme
29 June 2016|
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Response from ChrisKLM | Reviewed this property |
Self drive will be easy, with clear road signs. You wont get lost as it is a loop, going to piyamit. Not sure about other mode of transport though.
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leneme
14 July 2015|
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Response from Chuatc |
Hi. It may be a little late but Betong is not a very big town to explore and going to the tunnel should include the trip to the Hot Water Spring (1st attraction to reach by road), durians and fruits on sale here when in... More
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leneme
5 May 2015|
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Response from ChrisKLM | Reviewed this property |
When you are in Betong, you will not miss it. The road signs are very clear.
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