Hell Fire Pass
This is a part of the Death Railway that was
constructed during the Second World War using POW labor to cut through
the mountain. The site is located in a thick forest near Km. 66 of
the Sai Yok-Thong Pha Phum Road (Highway No. 323). Along a 4-kilometer
walking trail made by the Allied prisoners visitors can envision the
difficulties faced in constructing the Death Railway using simple
tools. The pass is approximately 500 meters long and 26 meters deep.
In 1943 Australian POWs employing hand drills, picks and shovels,
baskets and dynamite completed it within six weeks.
There is also a museum displaying contemporary photographs, maps,
models, illustrations, etc. from the period. Open daily from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Admission is free.