The River Kwai, more correctly ‘KhwaeNoi’ (Thai: แควน้อย, English small tributary) or Khwae Sai Yok (แควไทรโยค), is a river in western Thailand, near, but not over the border with Myanmar. It begins at the confluence of Ranti, Songkalia and Bikhli Rivers. At Kanchanaburi it merges with the KhwaeYai River to form the Mae Klongriver, which empties into the Gulf of Thailand at SamutSongkhram.
The river is chiefly known from the Pierre Boulle novel and David Lean film The Bridge on the River Kwai, in which Australian, Dutch and British prisoners of war were forced by the Japanese to construct two parallel bridges spanning the river as part of the Burma Railway, also called the Death Railway, for the many lives lost in its construction. One bridge was wooden and temporary. The other was made of concrete and steel and still exists. The bridges actually spanned the Mae Klong, but as the railway subsequently follows the KhwaeNoi Valley, the bridges became famous under the wrong name. In the 1960s, the upper part of the Mae Klong was renamed the KhwaeYai (big tributary”).
A military history of the building of the bridges during World War II can be found in Professor Peter Davies’s biogra-phy of the British officer Philip Toosey, “The Man Behind the Bridge: Colonel Toosey and the River Kwai”. The book, and an associated BBC Time watch documentary, challenge many of the inaccuracies portrayed in Boulle’s novel and Lean’s film.
River Kwai Noi where Home Phutoey River Kwai hotel located also runs through a national park, Saiyok National Park.The park’s area is approximately 500 square kilometers. Its landscape and scenery are arguably the most beautiful places in Thailand where once the famous Death Railway passed though Sai YokNoi. The park’s major attractions are its waterfalls, including Saiyok Yai waterfalls which flows into the KhwaeNoi river (River Kwai Noi).
Sister hotels in River kwai
River Kwai (Kwai Rivers or Khwae Rivers) is known for the wide variety of experiences it offers. SERENATA Hotels & Resorts embraces this by inviting travelers to ‘Discover Thai Varieties in Style’. The area along the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. These boutique hotels in Kanchanaburi are our primary pride of SERENATA Hotels in Thailand.
Every of our Kanchanaburi resorts embodies a unique concept, promising their guest incredible holiday expe-riences. The beauty of the jungle in the Kanchanaburi province is reflected in remarkable personality of the resorts. You can start a trip by choosing our exceptional‘glamping’(= glamorous + camping) experience at Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass, Thailand awarded camping resort for its thematic and nature. Then finding yourself surrounded by rich green jungle while you lay back on a hammock on a floating accommodation at Home Phutoey River Kwai, world’s famous eco floating hotel, the guest can closely experience the nature and culture of Mon people culture,or the high-end luxurious floating rafts, which offer all the comforts you can think of such as The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort nearby Saiyok National Park and a famous stalagmite and stalactite cave called Lawa Cave. Moreover, at River Kwai RESOTEL resort ,guests can also enjoy the fresh local fruits right from the trees and living in a chalet-style comfort.
SERENATA’s new addition to our “Pride”is Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort, a holiday nature resort on a vast area of land right on the historic River Kwai.The resort has been the travelers’favorites since their establishment. One of the attractive point for this River Kwai resort is our TreeTop Adventure Park in the resort. The park that lets you jump from trees to trees by using a zipline.