Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and Memorial Walking Trail

Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and Memorial Walking Trail

Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and Memorial Walking Trail
4.5
Historic Walking Areas • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A memorial dedicated to the Asian labourers and Allied prisoners of war who suffered and died constructing and maintaining the Burma-Thailand railway during WW II.
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,650 contributions
Dec. 2022
It will almost certainly make you wonder at humankind's ability to harm its own species and commit such atrocities, when you take the time to view many of the fine exhibits in the museum. Daunting, but worth it.

The museum and the rest of the buildings, steps and trails are well designed, tidy and clean. There are Thai staff here, but I'm sure the whole Centre has been designed and implemented by Australia, who lost so many lives in this area.

Outside there is a 20 to 30 minute walk to the Hellfire pass (part of the Thailand to Myanmar railway) with a number of interesting plaques and information boards. You can take an addition 1 to 2 hour walk (more difficult), should you wish.

This Centre is outstanding and should not be missed if you are in the area. There are good food and rest points, plus plenty of parking space right outside.
Written February 5, 2023
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Keith M
Poole, UK32 contributions
Jan. 2023
In writing this short review I simply want to reiterate what a worthwhile trip it is. I can't better the superlatives used by previous contributors as they've used them all up!! I found the place well run by respectful people who seem to appreciate why we visit the scene of the horrific treatment of our boys (and locals) who suffered unimaginably for those long horrid months during the build. I just wish the film-makers would revisit the original 'Bridge over the River Kwai' and bring some more fact into the original work of fiction to convey the true suffering in this particular theatre of war to a global audience.
Written January 4, 2023
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Ron H
Colo Vale, Australia477 contributions
Dec. 2022
Wow this was so much more than I expected. The Australian and Thai governments have done a an amazing job of building a memorial site and maintaining the true story, atmosphere and meaning of the site,
Written January 1, 2023
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Martin D
Cambridge, UK29 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
An outstanding place to visit and pay your respects to the POW’s who died during the war building the death railway. A very moving experience and well worth a visit!!!
Written November 29, 2022
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Luko667
Culburra Beach, Australia33 contributions
Nov. 2022
A moving memorial to the brave men that lost their lives at the hands of the Japanese captors. You can watch a short movie in the centre and take in the exhibits, then pick up an audio guide and take the self guided walk down to the cutting. The audio guide is quite immersive and it tells stories of the time as you walk between the points of interest and down through the cutting towards the memorial. The Australian government has done a great job making tribute of the lives that were lost making such a feat of engineering under extremely poor working conditions and with nothing more than hand tools. I visited Hellfire Pass as part of a day tour which also went to Erawan Falls. I wish that I had more time to do the much longer walk. A great day out.
Written November 26, 2022
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naughtytory
Southampton, UK140 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Solo
I didn’t know enough about this until I got here. It’s such a huge tribute to the horror and endurance the POW experienced. Personally I wish I had time to do
The full trail but I walked half. It’s a really quiet and peaceful place now but the centre is so informative and the audio tour is a must. It really helps to bring to life the emotive narrative as you walk.

The first part is an easy walk but it gets more difficult as you walk further so be prepared. But the centre really look after you and give you a walking lie talkie to check in every hour for safety.

I was alone so it was really eerie but overwhelming at points.

It asks only for donations and there’s some lovely eateries outside.
Written October 5, 2022
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Moe
Thailand4 contributions
Feb. 2022
Very informative museum with clear information in both Thai and English. Very safe and built with the safety of visitors in mind. 600 meter walk from the museum to Hellfire Pass. The walking path is in excellent condition.
Written February 18, 2022
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Misty Jones
7 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
Incredibly moving and very well done. Would thoroughly recommend. Check your audio guide carefully before setting off on the trails. Food options are limited if hungry but thoroughly recommend Aaya Baan nearby.
Written February 15, 2022
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JJ K
Hua Hin, Thailand178 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
After a rather lengthy closure, this remarkable memorial to the men who cut HELLFIRE PASS has re-opened to visitors.
Written January 6, 2022
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WRome
Dubai, United Arab Emirates181 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Great experience to reflect. Be sure to bring lots of water and use the bathroom before you leave the pavilion.
Written December 30, 2021
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