Soak up Thailand’s history in stunning jungle surroundings

The River Kwai region of Thailand attracts family groups and independent travellers who either make day trips from nearby Bangkok or stay along the majestic river itself to fully appreciate the scenery and history. River Kwai accommodation ranges from luxury resort hotels in sumptuous grounds to basic family hotels to traditional moored raft boats. The River Kwai actually begins as two rivers - the Kwai Noi and the Kwai Yai - that flow from the lakes of mountainous Burma on the north west border of Thailand. They converge at the little town of Kanchanaburi which is about 110 km north west of Bangkok, and is where the majority of holiday accommodation is found.