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Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum
Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum

Kanchanaburi

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Daily

Operating time: 09.00 - 16.00

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Category : Museums

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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.

Opening hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free.

Contact: Tel. 08 1814 7564, 08 1754 2098, 0 3453 1347; Fax. 0 3453 1347

Getting there: The site is located in a thick forest near Km. 66 of the Sai Yok-Thong Pha Phum Road (Highway No. 323).

http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Hell-Fire-Pass-Memorial-Museum--258

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