Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, Sai Yok

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See an important reminder of World War II at Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, commemorating part of the route of the Burma Railway. Known also as the "Death Railway," the line was constructed by POWs held by Japanese forces, along with Asian slave-laborers. This particular section was cut through solid rock by Allied prisoners and slaves working under treacherous conditions, with little rest or food. Now a museum, the site allows you to walk through the valley and learn about this tragic period in human history, with a range of exhibits and touching memorials to those that suffered here. To visit Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and other attractions in Sai Yok, use our Sai Yok trip planner.
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  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • A fantastic experience, albeit harrowing and poinient. The centre is very well designed, and a very simple yet evocative exhibition. The walk to the first cutting and the memorial is very well kept and easy enough to navigate. The centre were very well organised and the service and support were exceptional. They offered my mother a golf cart with driver to get her down to the memorial which was amazing as she would not have managed the stairs down to the trail. They offer this to the elderly and disabled, just ask at the information desk.
  • Very impressive centre, well curated and thoughtfully presented. Much to reflect on. You can spend an hour or even three if you follow the entire track route - take your time as it is steep down there. Need to be double-jabbed to get in at present (Nov 21).

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