Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, Tha Sao

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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  • In this museum you share the sadness and cruelty of war and inhumanity. For everybody this is worth visiting to learn and realise that war has ones been a terrible time in our world!  more »
  • I booked a tour out of Bangkok, probably the best way to do it but be aware that you'll not be in a flash tour bus, it's just a 13 seat mini-bus. And if you need leg room choose your seat wisely as it...  more »
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  • I enjoyed the centre, brand new, thought it was great. The audio tour was good, but found several times that we we missed numbers as we walked, and walked back to see the nail in the wall. Information was a lot for how short the walk was, and then didn't seem to give any info near the monument on the staircases and trolley at the top of one of them. While we enjoyed the walk, I personally would have loved to hear a bit more about the horrors endured, felt it was a little bit glossy compared to others of it's kind, but I also understand why. It was free and appreciated. Felt emotional when the Last Post was played during the audio tour. Bring bug repellent. Did the 40 min walk, would do again and do the long walk plus leave more time for the centre
  • The center is really state of the art facility with a mini theater inside. What sent shivers down my spine though was the sounds of chisel presumably made to simulate the prisoners cutting through the mountains. They also offer headphones where the story of the pass is narrated in detail. The trail itself has many notice boards narrating the history of this place.
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