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Sameera_Anand Dec 21st, 2003 11:53 PM

Can I please have some feedback? Is it worth a visit? What is a reasonable (US$50-75) type place to stay? How long is the drive? Any other inputs will be welcome too.

Hanuman Dec 22nd, 2003 01:59 AM

Just came back from a weekend there, nice weather to boot! I recommend the "Felix" hotel on the river Kwai, next to the infamous bridge. Stayed in a river view room - inc breakfast for 2,400 baht a night or about US$60. Probably the best hotel in town.

Nice restaurant directly across the river, sort of a restaurant on a floating pontoon. Good food.

Driving, from the centre of Bangkok it could take you up to 2 and 1/2 hours.

JamesA Dec 22nd, 2003 05:38 AM

I agree with Hanuman, the Felix provides everything you need, there's a good choice of places, the River Rafts are good for those wanting river fun, bot overall the Felix is about the best.

Simmer Dec 22nd, 2003 06:26 AM

Am coming over to Thailand next month and from what I've seen and read, it's very much worth a visit, and from what I gather, to wake up early in the morning on the river is really quite awesome. Am planning a 2 day, 1 night jungle rafts tour at Can anyone tell me whether I should book this online or should I simply book it a couple of days ahead from my hotel in BKK? Thanks

JamesA Dec 22nd, 2003 09:24 AM

5.30 am on the river is quite something!
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I would book accommodation and then arrange any tours locally, it's best so that you can see how you feel and what you want to do, I would never book tours in advance because there is nothing worse than having to do a trip because you have paid for it when you just 'don't feel like it'.

JaneB Dec 22nd, 2003 04:04 PM

We also stayed at the Felix in January where we were the only people from the US. All others were Japanese or French! We enjoyed the whole area--the train ride, walking across the bridge into the town from the hotel, the scenery, the long-boat rides, and even remembering the sad history. Don't miss it.

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