Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum (Kanchanaburi-Thailand)
This museum was built to honor all POWs and laborers that died during the construction of the Death Railway. The memorial complex was a joint project of Thai and Australian governments, and it is located 80 km northwest from Kachanaburi. Apart from the museum, there is also a memorial sight at the very Konyu Cutting (or Hellfire Pass, that the museum was named after), and a walking trail that follows the one time railway. Those who decide to take the trail, can expect a 4 hour walking trip that is exhausting, emotional but also beautiful because of Kwae Noi lookout that gives view of the whole valley. The pass was an extremely difficult construction part, due to lack of proper equipment and fact that a solid limestone rock had to be cut 110 m in length and 17 m in depth. Sounds of hammers and light from fire torches resembled a scene from hell, which finally determined its name. There is no entrance fee to the museum, but be so kind and do leave a small amount of money.
Category: Kanchanaburi što posjetiti, Must visit, Museum-art-palace, Things to do in Thailand,
The Rabbit advises You to visit this museum. It consists of one building where various objects and pictures are displayed next to the descriptions of what happened. After that, You will visit the railway constructed by the prisioners of war. It takes around 2 hours to walk the complete pass (the path is around 3.5km long), but the beautiful nature makes it worth the walk.
Tha Sao, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
14.352673, 98.954827 (14°21’09.6″N, 98°57’17.4″E)
0066 (0)34 919 605;
0066 (0)81 733 0328
GPS Coordinates: 14.352673, 98.954827 (14°21’09.6″N, 98°57’17.4″E)
The Hellfire Pass Museum is located around 80 km from the Bridge on the river Kwai in Kanchanaburi. The cheapest way to get there is to take a bus from Kanchanaburi. The drive takes around 1,5h. Bus terminal Kanchanaburi is at GPS:14.021028, 99.534306 (14°01’15.7″N,99°32’03.5″E). When You enter the bus, show the driver our instructions to take You to the Hellfire Pass Museum and he will drop You off at GPS: 14.353708, 98.957837 (14°21’13.4″N, 98°57’28.2″E). After that follow Your GPS to the museum, which is around 400 meters away.
When You come to the Kanchanaburi bus terminal, they will try to persuade You to take a private bus, which will cost You more, but is a more convenient way of travel. By taking this option, You will have the chance to visit more attractions such as the Sai Yok Nai National Park, Sai Yok Yai and the popular Hellfire Pass Museum.
Address: Tha Sao, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
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