Hellfire Pass MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Hellfire Pass Museum
95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include Hellfire Pass Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
73.99% 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
92.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hellfire Pass Museum
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Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi Reviews
The whole place is very well maintained. Unfortunately the museum is being renovated at present. The paths down to Hell Fire Pass are excellent. About a kilometer from the carpark so even with the heat it's quite manageable. The walk through Hell Fire Pass is emotional. You can still see the drill marks in the rock which were done by hand to put down the explosives. Memorial at the end of the pass. Must visit.
Very well organised memorial museum with audio guide in several languages . Since I live 11 years in The Netherlands my Dutch is better than my English so I chose for the Dutch audio guide. It's a heavy but very important story about this part of the history. Mostly the part to know that however it's never nice that anyone dies,but 'only' 10 thousand Allied soldiers fell in this terrible place and 92.000 Asian,mostly Indonesian. So very said and very important to visit this place to be better informed!
Fascinating, very touching, excellent audio guide with particularly evocative personal accounts. Very easy to get to on the local bus from Kanchanaburi. Get the train back to Kanchanaburi or Bangkok on the Death Railway from nearby Nam Tok (there is a waterfall close by too).
Great experience at the Hellfire Pass. There were audio guides (available in English and Thai) that provided comprehensive information and generated more interest in and empathy for the WWII POWs and hired labour who suffered greatly during the war. Staff were friendly and helpful. The natural beauty of the surrounding bamboo forest was outstanding, unfortunately it was a living hell on earth for so many who perished during the war. To note: - Visitors should be appropriately attired to walk outdoors, especially in the rainy season. The steps and rocks along the tracks may not be easy to manage in heels.
This place is a very fitting memorial to all who lost their lives building this railway. The information boards involve a lot of just reading stuff but perhaps this will change when the new building is open soon (end 2018?) Beautiful setting.