About Hellfire Pass Memorial
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The Hellfire Pass Museum is located a few kilometers past Nam Tok, and about 80 kilometers from Kanchanaburi. Visitors can take the train from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok, then take a bus to the memorial, or simply take a bus from Kanchanaburi.
First To Review: Andrea J.
Sep 21, 2009
The Hellfire Pass Memorial is dedicated to allied prisoners of war and the Asian forced laborers who suffered and died while building the Burma-Thailand railway during World War II. It is estimated that up to 90,000 civilian laborers and 12,399 Allied POWs died during the construction of the railway.
Built on location (Konyu Cutting/Hellfire Pass), approximately 80 kilometers from Kanchanaburi, the memorial is deep in the Thai Jungle. The site consists of a modern museum, and a well built walking trail (almost 4 kilometers long) along the infamous Burma-Thailand Railway.
I visited this site in January 2008 and found it to be a truly moving experience. The museum was tremendously interesting and informative and the trail walk was poignant and stirring. Allocate at least a half day to visit. I highly recommend this experience.
Oct 22, 2008
Its well worth the drive to the museum which is really well set up and informative.It certainly sets the mood for the walk through the Pass. If you manage to time it when there's no one else around, you can actually sense some of the atrocities and pain inflicted, but also the sense of never giving up and looking out for your mates.