Great Siam Travel
RK05 : The Bridge of River Kwai and Hellfire Pass


Tour description :
Hellfire pass, war museum, war cemetery, Bridge on river Kwai
Our Tour Program
07.00 a.m.
Pick up from hotel in Bangkok
10.00 a.m.

Visit Hell fire pass


Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum : Hellfire Pass is a 500 meters long and 26 meters 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.

12.30 p.m.
Lunch at Local restaurant
14.30 p.m.
Arrive  Kanchanaburi and visit

- The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre : is an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. This ran 415 Kms. from Ban Pong in Thailand to Thanbuyuzayat in Burma, and was built by the Imperial Japanese Army during the second World War using Allied prisoners of war and impressed Asian laborers. The Centre is fully air-conditioned and offers the visitor an educational and moving experience.


- Kanchanaburi War cemetery : The cemetery of the remains of over 6,000 prisoners of war,who lost their lives during the construction of the Death railway


- Bridge on the River kwai : As depicted in the movie and the part of Death railway,the historical black Iron bridge  was the target of allied bombing during 1945.

16.00 p.m..
Depart  Kanchanaburi for Bangkok
18.30 p.m.
Arrive Bangkok and transfer to hotel


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