Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi
About Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi
Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi - Address, Phone Number
Address: Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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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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Really very impressed by the monumental place in the history of WW2. A must visit if you are in the neighbourhood ( and if not, go there too!). The museum though very small is very impressive. Be sure to take a audio guide when you visit.
This is a free museum. It is well kept and clean. You need to remove your shoes before entering the museum and use the toilets inside. It is very clean. The walking trails are well maintained and fairly easy. If traveling with older people, allocate additional time to walk around. I would say walking to the viewpoint of Burma /Myanmar would be a good point to turn back as there's no much that you haven't seen beyond that. Don't forget to donate, although it's being funded by the Australian government and veterans. The staff speaks good English and are helpful. Leave an ID to get the audio guide (free).
The Hellfire Pass museum is a very interesting place. It pays great tribute to the history of the area and tells the story of a horrible time in an interesting and engaging way. An audiotour is available and it is recommended since it offers insights you will not get from the exhibition itself. The outside area is stunning and luguber at the same time. The peace monument outside over looking the mountains is beautiful.
Entrance fees ia free, good place to cool down. Learn about history. You need to collect gear before heading to hellfire pass Burma railway. Staff able to speak English.
Really heavy place to visit once you learn the story. A beautiful monument in memory of all the slaves who lost their lives here. Really recommend completing the 3 hour track.
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