Visiting the (in)famous Hell Fire Pass in Kanchanaburi

Traveling in Thailand

Reposting from 2017. While in Kanchanaburi we did visit of course the Bridge over the River Kwai, the War Museum and the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi town. The next day we made a 70 km trip to the (in)famous Hell Fire Pass & Museum. The Hell Fire Pass thanks his name to the hell that the POW's endured during WorldWar 2 and building the Death Railway from Bangkok to Burma (Myanmar). You can walk a 800m trail to the place where POW's by hand cleared a small rocky mountain for the railway. At the beginning of the trail is a museum to explain the hardship of the POW's and how life was in those days. The photo is showing the Hell Fire Pass where the railroad used to be. A very impressive place to visit and the museum (managed and paid by Australian government) gives very good information about what happend in Kanchanaburi during WorldWar 2.