Hellfire Pass

Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya, Thailand

Visit the notorious Hellfire Pass, which is located outside the town of Kanchanaburi, along the cliffs above the River Kwai. Take a tour of the museum and venture down into the pass to walk along the old railway line.

The Hellfire Pass Museum offers a moving insight into the lives and working conditions of the Prisoners of War and forced labourers whilst building the 'Death Railway'.

The pass is named for the torches that lit the narrow canyon so that workers could continue through the night. Take a walk along the former railway embankment, where you can still see tool marks in the rock, and where relatives of those who perished still leave mementos and photographs. The path can be uneven and there are steep steps, and so we recommend sturdy footwear.   

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