Hellfire Pass Memorial
TRAVEL BACK TO THE NATURE AND HISTORY
Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum is located in the Tenasserim Hills, which was an incredibly difficult section of the railway to be constructed. It was home of the largest rock cutting of the whole railway and was located very remote which lead to a lack of tools and proper care for the workers. This pass has been built with forced labor during the Second World War, mainly built by allied prisoners of war from a multitude of countries. The labor was done in harsh conditions, with heavy loss of life suffered by the prisoners of war. Hellfire Pass is so called because of the fact that the pass was light up by torchlights in the night, which made the prisoners working in these harsh conditions in the night with the red light shining on them visually resembling Hell.
Hellfire Pass Museum was open on 25 April 1999 with the cooperation of Australian government to compile the information before setting up.
During World War II the Japanese wanted to build a railway that would unite the conquered territories of Singapore and the current Myanmar through Thailand so they can quickly move troops and weapons through the jungle. Work began in 1942 with over a hundred of thousands of prisoners of war from different nationalities. By the time the work finally stopped tens of thousands of prisoners had died in its construction due to diseases such as malaria, typhoid and cholera. Thus, the railway came to be known as the Death Railway.
Its tragic history can be revisited from the memories and real items from the past, kept for public view at the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, where the fallen soldiers lie in peace. The beautiful place also houses some of the rare pictures taken during the construction and much more. The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum is a must-see spot. You will be left with a mixture of feelings ranging from sorrow for the lost souls and wonder from the history of the Death Railway. It is definitely exciting to see how Thailand has shaped itself from the experiences of it’s past to its hope for the future!
- 06:00am. Pick up from hotel in Bangkok
- Heading to Kanchanaburi on the way drop for breakfast or coffee break
- 09:00am. First visit Allied War Cemetery which is memorial to some allied prisoners of war (POWs) who perished along the death railway line and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place.
- And take a short time to visit showcases an exhibition about the history of the Thailand – Burma railway, a 145-kilometer train track between Bang Pong in Thailand and Thanbuyuzayat in Myanmar that was built by prisoners of wars during the invasion of the Imperial Japanese Army, Woarld War II. And end the trip by visiting the important steel bridge historical landmarks and memorials in Kanchanaburi, well known as death railway lines built in World War II.
- 10:30am. Prasat Muang Singh is a Khmer complex whose central element are the ruins of its temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. These are the most western ruins from Khmer Empire discovered in Thailand. You will be able to view religious structures that are in the park, the architecture that is there is a sight with influence from Lop Buri arts. The ancient ruins have various precious artifacts, antiques, pottery and religious ornaments that are part of your tour, it is also a learning experience with the history that is filled in the journey of the historical park
- 12:30pm. After taking care of yourself with delicious lunch,
take a half hour drive to take a half hour drive to Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
- 01:00pm. Reach the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum located in the scenic River Kwai valley. Explore the well-presented museum, and take a walk down the hill to witness the cutting of the Death Railway, which its construction has caused thousands of allied prisoners to death from harsh living and working conditions.
- 03:00pm. Continue trip back to Namtok Train Station
- 04:00pm. Ride on the notorious Death Railway. Admire the stunning views of rivers
- 05:30pm. Stop at Kwai Yai train station we’ll pick you up there at meeting point, spend a short time walking along the ironclad bridge that bears a long history of bloodshed and conflict from the time of World War II.
- 06:00pm.Depart for Bangkok
- 08:30pm. Drop at hotel in Bangkok
- End of trip
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