Hellfire Pass is a 500-metre-long and 26-metre-deep section of rock that was dug out by prisoners of war intended to allow the Death Railway to continue its route from Bangkok to Rangoon. Soldiers were forced to remove the rock using no more than picks, hammers and their bare hands. Of the 1,000 Australian and British soldiers who took 12 weeks to clear the stretch of mountain, 700 died. The Hellfire Pass Memorial and Memorial Museum were set up to commemorate the fallen. The memorial comprises a trail where visitors follow the old railway track into the jungle and a museum. The museum contains pictures and tools alongside video exhibitions and showing of documentaries about the events.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
09:00 to 16:00
Sai Yok, Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi 71150 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 3453 1347