Full Day At Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum

Sightseeing Tickets & Passes in Kanchanaburi

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The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum was built by Australia and the Royal Thai Armed Forces Development Command exhibition area shows the life and death of prisoners of war, the construction of the track, tools, paintings, drawings, a short film about the construction of the line and personal items of prisoners of war such as letters and clothing. Two paths lead from the museum to the Hellfire Pass - the concrete path and the bamboo path. It is recommended to take the bamboo path which the POW used when they went to work. The trail leads through bamboo groves and offers a top view of the entrance of the pass. For intrepid visitors there is also a 4 km long hiking trail that starts at Hellfire Pass and includes several infamous parts of the track. About 170 meters after the Hellfire Pass is the River Kwai Noi vantage point from which you can overlook the entire valley.
Pick up you at your hotel Hua Hin or Cha Am area for proceed to Kanchanaburi 3hr.Arrival at Kanchanaburi and lunch at Khrua Off road restaurant.Go to Hell fire pass Memorial Museum. Known among locals as the Museum of Chong Khao Kad, it is a part of the Death Railway that was built cruelly by prisoners of war during the World War II. Hellfire or Chong Khao Kad is spot where the railway needed to cut through the mountain, which was really impossible but the POWs and labors were forced to use hand drills, picks and shovels to carve the rock so that a train could pass. The 500-meter-long pass was incredibly completed in six months in 1943, with many lives were sacrificed. The pass is no longer in use and it becomes the museum to exhibit related tools and photographs about the historical event to remind people the importance of world peace.Arrival at Hell fire pass Memorial Museum visit 2hr.We will go to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak) drive about 1.15hr.  Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak), to pay respect to the remains of 6,982 allied prisoners of the World War II who died during the construction of the Death Railway.Proceed to the Bridge over the River Kwai for surround at here. The Bridge, together with the Death Railway, is now regarded as the significant symbol of peace, portraying that war is the great illusion that benefits no one. State Railway of Thailand now offers train travel trips along the Death Railway, running from Bangkok to Noktok Station, on weekends and public holidays. You can also take a walk to cross the bridge on foot, too. And then go to dinner.Back to Hua Hin, transfer you to the hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Excellent value for money
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