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 »
  • After a rather lengthy closure, this remarkable memorial to the men who cut HELLFIRE PASS has re-opened to visitors. 
    After a rather lengthy closure, this remarkable memorial to the men who cut HELLFIRE PASS has re-opened to visitors.  more »
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  • The scenery was a nice surprise. I well set up museum/park. Great place to spend a few hours walking around learning about some WW2 history.
  • Remember, learn and feel humble - this is our most impressive memory of the different locations to visit around the build of the death railroad where so many men have lost their lives. Thanks to Australian efforts this location has been restored as a place of memory. It’s where the Japanese invader forced allied POW’s to break through rock bed mountain to build the railroad - with just basic tools. The toolmarks, railroad pieces and stories told by veterans that make this memory almost touchable. And not to forget: the many unknown and unnamed foreign civilians that where forced to work here as well. Take your time and go beyond the first area’s, there is a path that goes further and shows less recovered areas. Take water, good shoes and ask for information at the location.
  • Can confirm that this is still closed for Covid as of September 1st and they don’t know when it will reopen. Something to do with needing authorisations from the Thai govt and military plus the Australian govt.
  • Amazingly put together and interesting exhibit. Highly recommend for an interactive walk back through this important history. Great way to have an interesting and impactful museum
  • 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.

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