Hintok River Camp, Kanchanaburi
Nestled on a ridgetop overlooking the world famous River Kwai in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, this unique tented camp is located at Hellfire Pass on the same site as the World War 2 Japanese military-based camp. It is also close to the Hellfire Pass Museum where you can read the true story of the Thai-Burma Railway and its construction by allied prisoners of war.
Hintok River Camp
Each of the 32 air-conditioned canvas tents is set on a permanent wooden base and each has an ensuite bathroom with open-air shower and a private verandah with sweeping views over the river. At night, the tents are lit by kerosene lamps.
The camp has an open-air restaurant and bar, set amongst the trees, and you can also enjoy campfire dining in the evenings. There is also a natural spring pool.
Not surprisingly, the camp is used as a base for learning about the plight of the WW2 Prisoners of War who were forced, in appalling conditions, by the Japanese, to construct the 258 mile railway between Bangkok and Rangoon. The most famous section of this railway is undoubtedly Bridge 277 – immortalised by Pierre Boulle in his book and the subsequent film – The Bridge on the River Kwai.
For the more intrepid traveller, a wealth of nature-based activities can also be enjoyed – including mountain biking, trekking, canoeing, bamboo rafting, longtail boat rides to a traditional village and visits to a local temple.
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