Published on : Monday, September 29, 2014
The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum in Kanchanaburi has been named as the Top Museum in Thailand and the Fifth Top Museum in Asia in listings compiled by TripAdvisor, one of the world’s leading travel websites.
Announcing the results of its Travellers’ Choice awards for museums around the globe, TripAdvisor said on its website, “The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum is a MUST for anyone visiting the Kanchanaburi area to pursue their interest in the history of the Burma-Siam Death Railway in World War II.”
Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor, was quoted as saying, “Some of the world’s most significant cultural institutions are represented within the Travellers’ Choice Museums thanks to the feedback shared by millions of travellers around the world. Featuring some of the world’s finest art, scientific discoveries and historical events, these world-class attractions offer both educational and enriching experiences.”
The rankings included the top 25 museums in the world along with dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, South America, South Pacific, the U.K., and the U.S. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
TOP 10 MUSEUMS — THAILAND
Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok, Thailand
Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Erawan Museum Bangkok, Thailand
Hall of Opium Museum, Chiang Saen, Thailand
Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien), Pattaya, Thailand
Siriraj Medical Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok, Thailand
Black House – Ban Si Dum – Muser Ban Dum, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
The Hellfire Pass Museum was ranked the fifth in Asia along with other museums in Japan, Malaysia, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong.