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The River Kwai Jungle Rafts was founded in 1976 by a French man, Mr. J. Bes.   Its unique floating houses on the River Kwai with beautiful natural surrounding and nearby native Mon Village, makes the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, not just a place to getaway to but a legend to be experienced, have its beginning in1976.  Now it comprises of

  1. 2 wings with 50 rooms in each wing
  2. All rooms equipped with shower and proper toilet facilities
  3. 2 restaurants rafts each seating 100 persons
  4. 2 lounge and bar rafts
  5. 2 thearette rafts for Mon folk dance

As we have a concept concerning with preserving the nature, we therefore have water treated by septic tanks, no electricity there.  Moreover, we have never received any complaint about a Malaria Disease since 1976 up until now.
         
The River Kwai Jungle Rafts have a little piece of paradise to offer you in the heart of the jungle, and a visit to this floatel moored along the historical river is a unique opportunity to step out of your everyday world into the harmony of nature.
 
As dust turns into night and the river changes its mood, the cool evening reverberates the magical sounds of Mon music and their bizarre Balinese-like dancing.  The night wanders on like the river; whispers and smiles pass across candlelit wooden tables as our host tells folkloric stories of the river


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Getting to this magical place is half the fun. An exhilarating forty-minute boat trip from Pakseng pier or fifteen-minute from Resotel pier through spectacular gorges, beckoning beaches and clusters of brilliantly coloured birds, delight the senses as one ventures deeper into the wild of the jungle

RESTAURANT
To assure that your stay is pleasurable, the Jungle Rafts provide a menu which is as good for the body as the atmosphere is for the mind and spirit. You can select Thai or Western cuisine for the evening and begin the day with a hearty American Breakfast.



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ACTIVITIES:  Bathe away the last traces of the outside world under breathtaking waterfalls, view wild orchids on jungle jaunts or explore deep inside mystical caves. You may wish to ride an elephant through the bush to “Mon” village, or just bask in the sun, before diving off your verandah for a cooling swim, fishing, canoeing, and bamboo rafting in the River Kwai.  

As day fades into night and the mood of the river becomes more reflective, the magical sounds of “Mon” music can be heard echoing through the night. You may choose to watch the “Mon” dancing in the Jungle Rafts own theatre. This traditional dance is both unique and beautiful. Since 1976we have kept unique concept and developedour standard service, until now we are proud in the rewards of UNSEEN PARADISE 2004 by Tourism Authority of Thailand and The first qualified hotel registration of Floating Houses on The River Kwai in Thailand in 2005.

The location of the River Kwai Jungle Rafts is in the heart of the dense forest and along the lovely river Kwai and can also be reached by taking a long tail boat. Time taken will be around 20 minutes to reach the Jungle Rafts.

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HOW TO GET TO THE JUNGLE RAFTS
Kanchanaburi, Thailand is very easy to reach as it is close to Bangkok. There are ways to reach the Unseen Paradise, The River Kwai JUNGLE RAFTS.

By Train from Bangkok:
Go to Bangkok Noi Railway Station (in Thai: "Sa Tha Nee Rot Fai Bangkok Noi") and take the Nam Tok bound train to Kanchanaburi.  To get to Bangkok Noi Railway Station by Chao Phraya River Ferries, as you get on to the ferry ask to go to "Tha Rot Fai", which means "Railway Station Pier". The fare is THB28 (3rd class - non-air conditioned).  Trains depart Bangkok Noi Railway Station daily at 07:45 am, arriving in Nam Tok Railway Station at 12:50 pm, and 01:50 pm, arriving 18:40.  Alight at Namtok Railway Station rent a local mini bus to get to Resotel pier (10 K.M. far from the station - on left hand side of the 323 road).  Then catch a long-tailed boat from Resotel pier to River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

By Car from Bangkok:
From the centre of Bangkok, head for Phra Pinklao Bridge.  Cross the bridge and continue along Pinklao Road for 35 K.M. until you reach the junction with the A2.  Turn right, following the signs for Ratchaburi.  Pass through Nakhon Chaisri and the Nakhon Pathom bypass.  About 5 K.M. further on from the bypass, look for the flyover and the sign for Kanchanaburi.  Take the flyover and continue along the A323 to Ban Pong.  From Ban Pong, follow the signs to Kanchanaburi (a further 50 K.M.).  When you reach Kanchanaburi, pass through the town about 6 K.M., there is a junction, turn left and following the signs to the Saiyoke Noi Waterfalls.  The Resotel pier is located about 60 K.M. from the city centre and about 8 K.M. from the Saiyoke Noi Waterfalls on left hand side.  The pier is 1.5 K.M. from the entrance.  Then catch a long-tailed boat from Resotel pier to River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

By Bus from Bangkok:
Go to the Southern Air-Conditioned Bus Terminal on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River (in Thai: "Sa Tha Nee Rot Tour Sai Tai") Take the blue and white air-conditioned public bus number 81 to Kanchanaburi, from Stop Number 4.  The journey takes about 2 hours (129 K.M.).  From Kanchanaburi Bus Station, take a air-conditioned V.I.P. bus or van number 8203 to "Sangkhlaburi" or number 9918 to "Three Pagoda Pass", they will pass the entrance of Resotel pier which is at 54th Kilometre post sign in Saiyoke district and the journey takes about 1 hours.  After get off the bus, walk another 1.5 K.M. to Resotel pier.  Then catch a long-tailed boat from Resotel pier to River Kwai Jungle Rafts.  Keep driving on Saeng-Chuto Road until you see the junction and turn left as soon as you see the sign post telling you to go along the Saiyoke-Thong Pha Phum route (still on route 323). Then will take you about an hour more to get to Resotel pier (From the main town-River Kwai Bridge-The entrance to Resotel pier is at 54th Kilometer post sign in Saiyoke district).



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Kanchanaburi has a total package of tour ideas

 

Tiger temple, Bridge over River Kwai, Elephant training camps, Floating Hotel (River Raft), Erawan waterfalls and more

We created a "Popular Tours" E book Bangkok, it has a page deciated to Kanchanaburi with a link to a Logistcal Database of tours which you can study and click for more detail.. see the link to Popular Tours Bangkok

 

 

Here is a slideshow of our recommnded tours and activitiess in Kanchanaburi



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