Kanchanaburi is a town in west Thailand located about 3 hours from Bangkok. A friend and I traveled down to the River Kwai for a weekend getaway and we decided to spend a few hours here. We made the most of our time here but Kanchanaburi is definitely worth a visit. The town is known for its Death Railway Bridge that was built during WWII. The bridge crosses the River Kwai and was built by prisoners of war.
If you want to experience Kanchanaburi the best way you can stay at the Floathouse which are floating along the River Kwai surrounded by tropical forests and the Saiyoke Mountains.
We were able to go to a nearby village to see a traditional Mon dance show. Other activities included a visit to the Lawa Cave which was big and full of bats. It was an interesting experience as we were the only people touring the cave at the moment.
Exuding rustic elegance, the spacious air-conditioned villas at The FloatHouse River Kwai include a comfortable bed with big pillows and soft comforters. A well-stocked minibar, personal safe and umbrella are included. The bathrooms have a luxurious rainshower.
The FloatHouse River Kwai is just over 1 miles from Lawa Cave, 3 miles from Mon Village and 4 miles from the Elephant Camp. It is 16 miles from Sai Yoke Yai National Park and 30 miles from Erawan Waterfall.
Each villa has its own deck where you can suntan on and has direct access to the river which you can swim in. The free breakfast buffet is also highly recommended and the Pontoon Restaurant specializes in Thai and European cuisines. A stay here is a way to experience nature in these Thai folk style designed villas floating on the river. Every villa features private terrace with a teakwood swing and pier where you can relax with nature.
You can thank me later after you stay in these floating villas. It is hid away in a secluded area and the only way to reach the villas is by boat. While you are there take a visit to the Erawan National Park where you can see the most beautiful waterfalls. There are seven beautiful waterfalls. It is a long hike up to see them all but the trip is worth it.