Kanchanaburi river cabins, Thailand

Photo © Eric Molina

If you have good sea legs and a fondness for the unusual, then don’t settle for a hotel with foundations set in stone. Spend the night floating on the River Kwai in a cabin quite literally on the water’s edge.

Often combined with a ‘Hellfire Tour’, during which you elephant trek, visit the tiger temple and see hellfire pass, these floating cabins in Kanchanaburi will offer complimentary river rafting during your stay. Some also have their own floating sun decks and swimming pools as well.

The cabins are usually attached to a floating restaurant-bar, with everything accessed via floating corridors. Evening entertainment is sometimes provided, but the relaxed atmosphere lends itself more to socialising and soaking up the unique experience.

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