SKU : RK02
Tour Duration: 7.00 - 18.00
Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum : Hellfire Pass is a 500 metres long and 26 metres 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 these 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. Like elsewhere on this trail, the memorial and museum are extremely moving places. If you are connected to the events through relations who were imprisoned here, or any other fashion, the experience can be quite wrenching. This site is of particular importance to Australians. The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce) supports the museum. Four hundred Australian prisoners began work at Hellfire Pass on Anzac Day in 1943 and the site plays and important part in annual Anzac events in Thailand.
This full day tour will take you to visit Hellfire Pass, The Bridge of River Kwai and war cemetery.
7.00 am Pick up from your hotel in Bangkok city area and drive to Kanchanaburi province.
10.30 am Visit Hellfire Pass museum and you will walk down to Konyu Cutting, please wear proper walking shoes,
12.30 pm Lunch
14.00 pm Visit the famous Bridge of River Kwai, war cemetery.
18.00 pm Return to your hotel in Bangkok.
THB per Adult
Child 4-10 yo