Beat the summer heat in Kanchanaburi
Staying with a refreshing stream is an excellent way to beat the summer heat. Kanchanaburi province offers a smart choice with its plenty of floating hotels that can keep you fresh throughout the hot season. Situated amidst embrace of mountains, many raft hotels can become your cool summer escape.
Among the top choices of travelers is River Kwai Jungle Rafts (www.riverkwaijunglerafts.com). Modestly situated on a bank of Kwai Noi River and nestled in nature, the floating resort is outstanding with an ecologically-friendly design. It was built based on Mon traditional design in which all materials in the rooms come from nature. You may think living without electricity is a misery; however, the resort’s beautiful candlelit ambiance among nature will prove otherwise.
The 4 -star boutique resort FloatHouse River Kwai Resort (www.thefloathouseriverkwai.com) impresses guests with luxurious rafts that showcase beautiful wooden villas. While Rak Nam Resort (www.ruknamresort.com) is a Maldives-style resort which pampers guests with luxurious rafts, a waterpark, and facilities.
Kanchanaburi has plenty of attractions for your holidays. The iconic Bridge of River Kwai and many museums nearby will allow you to drift through History of the war. Complete your evening by strolling through the flea market on Pak Praek Road and soaking yourself with nostalgic atmosphere.
After spending a night in the cool raft, you can walk back to the old period at Mallika City, the retro museum town that features the ancient Siamese lifestyle or witness a century-old rain tree of which branches sticking out over 85 feet.
No matter how hot it is, a two-day trip to Kanchanaburi can be a cool excursion.
How to get there: Kanchanaburi town is 87 miles west of Bangkok via road number 323. TAT Kanchanaburi Office can be reached at 034-511-200.