Kanchanaburi

Old Dec 21st, 2003, 11:53 PM
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Kanchanaburi

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.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 01:59 AM
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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.

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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 05:38 AM
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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.
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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 http://www.hotelthailand.com/kanchan...age.html#tour2. 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
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 09:24 AM
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5.30 am on the river is quite something!
You can also get ideas from

http://www.freewebs.com/hua_hin_hotels/riverkwai.htm

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'.
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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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