Hell Fire Pass is about 220 km from Bangkok, and is a railway cutting that was hacked out of raw rock by Allied Prisoners of war principally Australian during the Second World War. The Japanese wanted this as an essential section of the Death Railway and it was intended to join up with the single line from Burma (Myanmar).
The prisoners named this area Hell Fire Pass; but to the Japanese it was known as “Konyu Cutting”. Many prisoners of war and labourers from surrounding countries died here, either at the hands of their captors or from disease, malnutrition or exhaustion.
The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum which was built and is funded by the Australian Government, tells the story of the Thai-Burma Railway, it is both factual and at times shocking.
There is a walkway down to the cutting; I do recommend that comfortable footwear (maybe trainer style) be worn as once in the cutting the walk is stony and rocky.
Please Visit Thailand-Burma Railway and Hellfire Pass https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/history/conflicts/thaiburma-railway-and-hellfire-pass on the Anzac Portal website.
Wandee Tours is not affiliated to the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, but we believe this site gives valuable information that will enhance your trip.
This tour does have opportunities for tour extensions which may interest you:
After Lunch we could visit Weary Dunlop Museum- as this is a private museum I would have to pre arrange our visit
After we leave Sai Yok Noi Waterfall we could take a scenic Long Tail Ride along the river.
Take a Long Tail Boat ride at the Bridge on the River Kwai.
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(prices are per person)
If you wish to add in a side trip such as a long tail boat ride or perhaps visit the Weary Dunlop Museum, please e mail me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will prepare a quotation