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The River Kwai Jungle Raft Resort is, as the name suggests, a floating hotel that has existed since 1976 and floats on one of the most historic rivers in Asia. As one of the most traditional hotels of its kind, it is repeatedly receiving international awards. The resort is made of natural materials, especially bamboo, which adds to the resorts fantastic ability to blend perfectly with the beautiful landscape. There is no electricity. The resort is equipped with hundreds of kerosene lanterns, as are the 112 rooms. This provides an unmatched surreal feeling. Despite seeming basic, the rooms are practical. Air conditioning and fans are not needed since the flowing river keeps the entire resort cool. For tourists searching for peace and quiet, and for those who are a little more adventurous and looking for a place in the middle of beautiful wildlife, this is the perfect place.
The district of Sai Yok is one of the most impressive nature areas in Kanchanaburi province. It stretches along the Kwai River direction the border of Myanmar. Besides the beautiful Sai Yok national park with its idyllic waterfalls it has several caves such as the Lawa Cave. There are important historical sites as the infamous Hell Fire Pass and the Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park. It is believed that this site was the most western outpost from the Angkor Khmer Empire. The famous Tiger Temple or Wat Pa Luangta Bua lies as well in this district. Very special are the floating hotels in the Kwai River which give their guests a surely memorable stay, surrounded by virgin jungle.
Remark: A private extra flashlight is of an advantage
Thanks to the uniqueness in style and location, this is one of the most popular resorts in the region. The three star facility is aptly suited to the needs of rest seekers and nature lovers alike, and is comes highly recommended for the experience alone if nothing else.