Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi

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  • Address: Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-0845605000
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Picnic Spot
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About Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi

Hellfire Pass is a railway cutting that was built by forced labour during the Second World War. This museum commemorates the suffering of those who were involved in its construction. Most of the labours used were prisoners of war. History says that the conditions here were so harsh that many lives were lost during the process of the line’s construction. The museum is a place of reflection. Visitors are taken through the hellish experience with use of photographs and physical objects that belong to the site. Highlights and must sees include

  • A walk through the cutting
  • Audio guide tour
  • The Peace vessel
  • The Black Stone Pyramid

Hellfire Pass Museum Information

  • The Photographs are quite graphic.
  • The walk through the cutting is long and the road, uneven. Wear suitable shoes and carry water bottles.

Hellfire Pass Museum Ticket Prices

  • Audio Equipment deposit- THB 200. This is returned when you return the audio equipment in an unbroken condition.

How To reach Hellfire Pass Museum by Public Transport

  • Hire a taxi. The museum is inside a forest, 66 kilometres away from the Sai Yok-Thong Pha Phum Highway (323).

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Things to Know Before Visiting Hellfire Pass Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include Hellfire Pass Museum in their plan

  • 82.99% of people start their Hellfire Pass Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Hellfire Pass Museum

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

94.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hellfire Pass Museum

People normally club together Pha Tad Waterfall and Thai-burma Railway while planning their visit to Hellfire Pass Museum.

People also prefer to start their day with Hellfire Pass Museum.

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Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi Reviews

  • A wonderful memorial to those who lost their lives building the Thai -Burma railway. Excellent displays in a very well laid out building. Entrance is free although donations are gratefully received. A set of steps and walkways leads down to the bed of the original railway. It is a relatively easy walk to reach the actual Hellfire Pass cutting. It is very atmospheric and moving to walk along the route of the railway that cost so many lives. There are a number of restaurants around the car park of the museum and a childrens play area. A great place to visit.

  • Awesome free museum with loads of information. Staff speaks excellent english and the audio guides are very interesting and informative. Definitely worth it if you're even the least bit interested in history, especially regarding WWII

  • Great museum. Great details about life for the interned along with many artifacts. Overall, very educational and informative. Not very grotesque, but due to subject matter, best left to older kids and adults.

  • Exceptional museum. The information is clear, educational and poignant. There are toilets, a coffee ship and some basic food stalls nearby. Allow 40 minutes for the walk to Hellfire Pass (includes taking photos and reading the memorials), and the trail continues for those who wish. I'd recommend trainers or walking shoes, but we also saw flip flops! The museum is free.

  • Great historic museum very well mantained. Be ready not to be the only visitor, it can be very busy. But still very very worth a visit!!

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