Useful Tips On How To Travel To Hell Pass In Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi in Thailand is a thriving backpacker destination because of its relaxing riverside vibe that is totally different from the city atmosphere of Bangkok. However, aside from the waterfalls and national parks, the real reason is ช่องเขาขาดกาญจนบุรี that is a memorial to both prisoners of war and civilians who suffered and died while constructing the Thai-Burma Railway during the Second World War.
Hellfire Pass is remembered for the severe conditions and heavy loss of life that were experienced by both men and women labourers during its construction. In order to complete the cutting, labourers had to work for 18 gruelling hours every day. Those who worked during the night had to use torches for light. The sight of emaciated and gaunt humans who were in the most severe conditions closely resembled a scene from hell, hence the name Hellfire Pass.
From Kanchanaburi, you have to travel 80 kilometres to Hellfire Pass. If you are going to drive, the museum is located on Highway 323. If you are going to take a bus from Kanchanaburi, you must be at the bus station before 7:30 AM to catch bus 8203. If you fail to catch the first bus, you can take the other buses that leave every hour until 4:45 PM.
From Bangkok, you can take BKS public buses (Line 81) from the Southern Bus Terminal which is located in the suburb of Thonburi. If you want a comfortable trip, take the first class bus that leaves Bangkok every 15 minutes. First bus leaves at 5 AM and last bus leaves at 10:30 PM. Bangkok to Kanchanaburi takes about 2 hours and costs about 110 baht including a bottle of water. There are also minivans but they are usually available at travel agencies. They usually include lunch depending on the package
Visitors are guaranteed a good experience when visiting ช่องเขาขาดกาญจนบุรีbecause of the audio visual equipment provided. The machine has received positive response from tourists and tour groups. Information about the history in four languages (Thai, English, Dutch and Japanese) is provided including interviews from former prisoners of war.