River Kwai Resotel

Travel Guide

DAY 1

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Ride on a traditional river long tailed boat from Phutakien pier to River Kwai Resotel Resort passing by lush green mountains and jungle. The resort is serene hideaway surrounded by verdant greenery and mountain ranges and stunning cliffs next to the River Kwai Noi.

The room is so inviting with a comfortable bed and a day bed, air conditioned and fan. A private deck with deck chairs.

Relaxing walking or cycling around orchard road you can discover the fascinating variety of the botanical world in the Palm Garden passing Mon tribal village; a small community nearby. Before return to your room, fully relax and enjoy yourself by our Palm swimming Pools & bar

Evening

Cocktail by the pool: offering more than just alcohol to chillax with your non-drinking friends try Sawasdee Resotel or variety of classic aperitif drinks.

Dinner – Try local dish at Tamarind restaurant; Green curry with selection of meat, Grill marinated chicken and Thai mix salad with shrimp and steam jasmine rice.

DAY 2

Morning

Start your morning with a hearty meal. The breakfast spread boasts classic Western, Asian dishes, and egg station.

Walking or cycling to Lawa cave, stalagmites and stalactites cave in the Saiyok National Park. The cave is located closely to the river Kwai Noi and surrounded by the wild jungle and lofty mountains. You may have a chance to meet the smallest bat in the world. The bumblebee bat,also known as Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, is the world’s smallest bat and the smallest mammal in the world based on skull size. Weighing in at just around 2 grams, it’s so small that you might actually confuse one for a bumblebee if it went buzzing by your ear in the night. The harmless bat is only living in this part of Thailand.

Noon

Lunch at Tamarind restaurant. Try easy single dish such as fried noodle especially the famous “Pad Thai”

Afternoon

Get on a river long-tailed boat to Mon village at River Kwai Jungle Rafts – our sister hotel. Here the Mon still live a traditional, simple life. The village has been adapted a bit to tourism, with the people selling traditional skirts and foods to visitors. When walking through the village, you can visit the Golden Rock, the Buddha cave, the school and see the traditional houses. Take a short walk on easy jungle tail along the River bank to get to the stunning viewpoint of River Kwai.

Tea / coffee with snack served on while rafting on a bamboo raft downstream back to The River Kwai Resotel passing through the golden cliff along the river Kwai. Drifting in the current of the river, wearing a life jacket, is so much fun.

Evening

Dinner at Tamarind restaurant. Try local fish dish; deep fried with spicy or with chili paste, sour soup “Tom Yam”, sour spicy orange soup “Kaeng Som”, fried fish cake etc. all are delicious when go with steam rice.

After dinner, attend a cultural Mon dance show at Mon Theater. The dances are accompanied by background music using drums, crocodile xylophones, gongs, harps, flutes and flat guitars. It is a rare-to-see performance, authentic and original passing through generations that you would witness only in this area of Thailand.

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DAY 3

Morning

After breakfast

Get your relaxing Thai massage, try the secret of full balancing body and mind and energizing by hot stones on Chakra 7 of body. This type of massage can help boost your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce symptoms of depression, relieve muscle tension and pain.

Noon

Lunch at Tamarind restaurant before check out by local long-tailed boat.

Before heading back home, turn left on 323 road to visit to Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre. Imagine how horrific this place must have been for those who were forced to chisel through solid rock for 18 hours a day. Understanding why Allied POWs named this section of the Thai-Burma railway, Hellfire Pass.

If you are visiting during green season, the Saiyok Noi Waterfall is a good choice to stop before ending vacation.

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