Hellfire Pass Museum Tours

Hellfire Pass Museum
During the construction of the Death Railway from Burma to Thailand during World War II, Allied prisoners of war worked 18 hours a day in sweltering heat chiseling through rock in what is today known as Hellfire Pass. The Hellfire Pass Museum opened in 1998 as a place to honor and remember the men — both POWs and Asian laborers — who suffered and lost their lives during the war.

A free audio guide leads visitors through the museum and includes several firsthand accounts from former POWs who were forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. A staircase from the museum leads down to the rail bed itself. A viewpoint overlooks the Hellfire Pass cutting, where many visitors leave behind flowers and flags. The Office of Australian War Graves built and maintains the museum.

Practical Info

The Hellfire Pass Museum is located along Highway 323 about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Kanchanaburi.
Address: Rte 323, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
Hours: Daily 9am to 4pm
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Private Tour to Bridge over River Kwai and Hellfire Pass incl trainride

Escape bustling Bangkok for the day on a private tour to the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Death Railway (Burma Railway), a perfect choice for lovers of history. With just your private guide and party, you’ll travel between dispersed attractions with ease, spending less time navigating and more time focusing on the scenery. Plus, lunch, water, and pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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2-Day River Kwai and Kanchanaburi Tour from Bangkok

Get a comprehensive tour of the River Kwai area, including a visit to the cemetery of Kanchanaburi, on this 2-day tour from Bangkok. All entrance fees, meals per itinerary, pickup in Bangkok, and one night's stay at the River Kwai Resotel included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD215.60
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3-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok: Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi and Thai-Burma Death Railway

See the ancient temples of UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, the royal summer palace at Bang Pa-In, and the terraced waterfalls of Erawan National Park — all on this 3-day small-group tour from Bangkok. Stay overnight in Kanchanaburi on the River Kwai, where your guide highlights the region’s World War II history. You’ll visit the War Museum, the Allied War Cemetery and the Thailand–Burma 'Death Railway’ Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum. With numbers limited to 12 people, you’ll receive undivided attention from the guide.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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USD690.00
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2 Days River Kwai Resotel

The Thai town of Kanchanaburi was pivotal in the construction of the Burma Railway in the twentieth century, and a flashpoint of violence in World War II. Today, it attracts visitors keen to understand Thailand’s WWII history. On this tour, ride the infamous Death Railway and discover key Kanchanaburi sites of interest including the Hell Fire Pass Memorial. Accommodation by the Kwai Noir River, all entry fees, and some meals are included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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5-Day Kanchanaburi Family Adventures by Bike

Discover Kanchanaburi’s vivid history and landscape on a 5-day bicycle tour that’s an unforgettable family adventure. Follow a 71-mile (114-kilometer) route along gentle country roads, canals and rice paddies to visit Khmer temples and World War II-era sites, include the infamous ‘Death Railway.’ Immerse yourself in rural Thai life at the village of Ban Nong Khao, and spend a day with the elephants in a local sanctuary. Enjoy the full support of an air-conditioned minivan so you can ride as much, or little, as you’d like.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Private 3-Day River Kwai Tour with Elephant's World

People visit Kanchanaburi to learn about its World War II history, and they stay for the sense of adventure—but booking accommodation, tickets, and travel independently can be time-consuming. With this private tour, discover Kanchanaburi attractions including Elephant's World, the floating markets, Hellfire Pass, and the Bridge over the River Kwai. With accommodation in a floating jungle hotel plus meals and transport included, experience the best of Kanchanaburi with ease.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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