Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail, Sai Yok

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See an important reminder of World War II at Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail, 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Sai Yok holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Where to stay in Sai Yok

A few dozen hotels remain scattered throughout the mountains and jungle in Sai Yok. Although luxurious resorts are more numerous, a few quality backpacker-friendly places have popped up recently. Look for accommodations inside the national park or near popular Sai Yok places to visit, and ask the hotel staff about organizing tours of the area. The hotel tour rates tend to be better than prices charged by tour guides, who frequently offer unsolicited services.
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  • We visited this area under the recommendation of the tour company that planned our trip to Thailand. I am glad they suggested this stop. It was very moving and informative. Not to be missed.  more »
  • This was a place I wanted to visit and the experience was overwhelming and a must to understand the difficulty of the task undertaken by the soldiers in WW2. The visit gave a sense of understanding of...  more »
  • We visited today and had a great day. Hired a driver from our place in kanchanaburi and arrived at about 10 (left at 8.30). We had a quick look round the museum then did a circular walk to the main lo...  more »