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Attractions
Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum Museums

Museums

All Day

09.00 - 16.00

Contact Details

Address

Situated inside the Division of Agricultures and Cooperatives, Development Soldiers Office, Armed Forces Development Command, Tha Sao, Sai Yok Kanchanaburi 71150

Telephone

+668 1733 0328, +66 3491 9605

Attraction Details

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.

The Museum and walking trail are closed on the following dates:
·         13 - 15 April - Songkran Festival
·         25 - 27 October 2017 - Royal cremation ceremonies for H.M the King
·         5 December - H.M the King’s Birthday
·         24 – 27 December - Christmas Day
·         31 December - New Year’s Eve
·         1 January - New Year’s Day

Admission: Free.

Contact: Tel. 08 1733 0328, 0 3491 9605

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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