Gold award for Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre
Congratulations to the Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, which is among four winners to receive a gold standard award in the 2023 Thailand Tourism Awards under the Historical and Culture category.
Located in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, the Interpretive Centre and its memorial site are dedicated to those who suffered and died during the construction of the Burma-Thai railway during World War II. More than 60,000 Allied prisoners worked on the railway with approximately 12,500 losing their lives, including 2,800 Australians. The centre and the ground it occupies is a place of solemn commemoration and reflection for veterans, their families and the broader community.
The Thailand Tourism Awards are considered to be the most prestigious award given to the popular holiday destination’s travel industry.
Announced in Bangkok on the evening of World Tourism day, 27 September 2023, in a ceremony presided by Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi of Thailand, the Interpretive Centre was selected for the award under criteria such as product and services quality, community engagement, and public safety.