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Address: 207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, Thailand
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A memorial dedicated to the Asian labourers and Allied prisoners of war who...

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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A 'Must Visit' if in the area.

The museum was built by the Australian and Thai governments. It is a very modern and professionally designed museum; unlike some of the other 'death railway' exhibits in the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum was built by the Australian and Thai governments. It is a very modern and professionally designed museum; unlike some of the other 'death railway' exhibits in the area. The main museum building is air conditioned and has a comprehensive exhibition of the facts around the building of the railway and World War 2. The experience of visiting is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jan 30 The Hellfire Pass and Memorial Museum are not to be missed on this day trip to Kanchanaburi. This story is not about building a bridge but the railway over dense jungle and through solid-rock mountains. Outside the Museum is a short section of the old, discontinued railway with remnants of wood ties and iron cleats. The cut was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here on a day trip from Bangkok that included the Death Railway and some time at the cemeteries of Kanchanaburi. The majority of trips offered did not include Hellfire Pass in the 1 day trip so we had to shop around. We travelled from Kanchanaburi to the end of the line on the train. Then we were met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit here is a history lesson on the WWII Pacific theatre and the absolute hell the POWs experienced. Their forced labour with minimal tools shows the resilience of the human spirit. It is sobering and thought producing. Wear good walking shoes as the trail is rocky whether you choose to complete the 300M walk to Hell Fir Pass or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as part of an organised tour there is a small museum full of interesting pictures and information then you can walk down to Hellfire pass and try to get an understanding of what those poor souls went through. We visited at 9 am and it was relatively cool and we only strolled 1 to 2 Km. they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well maintained memorial and museum to those that worked and died building this railway. The walk is good but can be steep, but even if you only do the short walk the experience is emotional. Good commentary on the headsets

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw this museum the day after going to the Death Railway Museum which is near here, and which is just that bit better. This is not quite so well laid out - somehow, it's not quite so clear which way round the exhibits you need to walk. Also, when we were there, they didn't have enough recording devices to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed by this memorial museum. There weren't really many artefacts in it, as there weren't really any to display. Instead, the museum was mostly information boards, some images and film. Sometimes it can be tedious to read museum boards, but here it worked well. The purpose of the museum is to understand what happened and the conditions the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Instructive and impressive. The open air museum in the actual hellfire pass is the best way to understand the madness of this tragic history. Moreover, it offers wonderful views on the valley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hellfire Pass Museum and Trail is well worth visiting for anyone in the Kanchanaburi area. The museum itself is worthwhile, though a lot of the material is a repeat of what the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum in Kanchanaburi itself holds, so it probably won't be worth spending too much time therein if you've already visited the former. It's is... More 

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