Hellfire Pass MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Kanchanaburi | Wat Chaichumphon, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +66-0845605000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Picnic Spot
Hellfire Pass Museum - Review
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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95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include Hellfire Pass Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
86.63% of people start their Hellfire Pass Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Hellfire Pass Museum
90.1% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hellfire Pass Museum
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Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi Reviews
I have been here twice (both times with my school). The first time, the museum was opened and incredibly informative. The second time though the museum was under renovations. They had displays set up outside, but I was bummed that the students didn't get to see the same amount of information. This year, we were there the day before ANZAC day. We were able to see many people preparing for the event. Our other group was there on the actual day. I really enjoyed this place. I hope to take my kids here some day because of the history.
This is one of the most impressive sights of Kanchanaburi: -- An excellent museum with lots of old pictures and detailed explanation about the WWII railway construction (I read all of it, it took me several hours, but it was certainly worth my time); -- A 400 m self-guided trail along the old railway track, extremely interesting. You might want to visit the museum first, and then, after having "entered the ambiance" through the exhibits, walk the trail. If after that you have some time left, drive down the paved road before reaching the museum; it leads to the river, a bridge and (on the other side) an interesting temple with multi-colored Buddha statues.
The museum itself is shut as they are building something new, bigger, better, but the walk through the pass itself is fascinating, supported by a well assembled audio headphone thingy which was heartbreaking but involving. The scenery is beautiful. Get there early so you're not walking through extreme heat, though it's mostly in the shade. Take water and leave the museum for Kanchanaburi.
Engrossing and captivating. Would of appreciated more information on the thousands and thousands of Asians that died, and the hell the "comfort women" were put through. Very much worth a visit
Free tour and super well done! Commissioned by the Australians so it’s free admission and they give you a free audio tour as well in exchange for your passport that you get back when you return it. Very clean, incredibly detailed, and incredibly heartbreaking. You see everything that the P.O.W. and Romusha has to go through and really feel the 115,000 deaths that occurred building the railway. Planning to bring my family here when they visit.
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