Home Phutoey River Kwai

Travel Guide

DAY 1

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The hotel located downhill with the style of log cabin home, serene and absolutely beautiful resort in the middle of a great landscape, far away from the hectic city.  The room was large with peaceful surrounded by nature in different amazing view; river view, lake view and lotus pond view are fully ensuite with toilet, shower and toiletries. Also available in the room is tea and coffee making facilities, TV.

The Peace Park which located at Home Phutoey included the Weary Dunlop Museum. A huge wooden statue of Dunlop guards the entrance to a hall housing POW memorabilia and information about Dunlop’s life. The park also includes a replica of a POW hospital, various artefacts from prisoner camps and a gallery containing prints of the evocative drawings of British POW Jack Chalker.  Perched on rails on a ledge on the side of the hill above stands a wartime locomotive and wagon brought in at huge effort. The words ‘Death Railway‘ are spelled out in ‘sleepers’.

Evening

Dinner, try local dish; green curry, grill marinated chicken and Thai mix salad with shrimp, steam jasmine rice is great to try with these menu; simple but delicious Thai food.

DAY 2

Morning

Start your morning with a hearty meal.  The breakfast spread boasts classic Western, Asian dishes, and egg station.

After breakfast, walking from Home Phutoey River Kwai along the Kwai Noi River bank, the 2 kilometres-walking trail, passes through the tropical jungle and Mon village, the Mon still live a traditional, simple life. The tribal village has been adapted a bit to tourism, with the people selling traditional skirts and foods to their visitors. When walking through the village, one can make a short stop at River Kwai View Point explore 360 degree view of the Kwai Noi River and visit to the Golden Rock, village temple, village school, Buddha image cave and see the traditional houses. The trail ends at Jungle Rafts, with the return trip a back-track back into Home Phutoey River Kwai or the alternate option is ride a local boat upstream back.

Noon

Lunch at Lemon Grass restaurant, try a single simply delicious dish such the famous “Pad Thai”.

Afternoon

Tree Top Adventure Park with 40 exciting stations – zip lines and games over treetops and across the lake. Ride a skybike in the canopy or swing from tree to tree like a monkey in the jungle. Take a break on our giant platform and lay down on our huge hammock to take in the cool breeze and shade. The highlight: A giant zip line stretching over the whole length of the lake. After the last stretch, you will be offered refreshments to cool down after this amazing adventure.  Enjoy in the lake with kayaking or pedal boat and refresh your day by soaking and swimming in the natural thermal hotspring.

Evening

Dinner, enjoy various a la carte menu of local river fish; deep fried with spicy or with chili paste, sour soup “Tom Yam”, sour spicy orange soup “Kaeng Som”, fried fish cake etc. all are delicious when go with steam jasmine rice.

DAY 3

Morning

Ride the local long-tailed boat to Lawa cave, the biggest cave of Kanchanaburi is located closely to the river Kwai Noi and surrounded by the wild jungle and lofty mountains.  You may have a chance to meet the smallest bat tin the world “Khun Kitti” bat with a span-wide of 10 cm and a weight of less than 2 gram. The harmless bat is only living in this part of Thailand.

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Noon

Return to have lunch at Lemon Grass Restaurant, try another simply delicious single such as fried rice or “Pad Kraprao with your choice of meat”

Before heading back home, turn left on 323 road to visit to Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre.  Imagine how horrific this place must have been for those who were forced to chisel through solid rock for 18 hours a day. Understanding why Allied POWs named this section of the Thai-Burma railway, Hellfire Pass.

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