'Journeys to the past' package at the River Kwai

March 23, 2017 Hospitality News

Located on a beautiful stretch of the Kwai Noi River and backdropped by spectacular mountain views is Kanachaburi’s X2 River Kwai resort, occupying six-rai of pristine riverside, with each room offering an unobstructed panorama of the river and surrounding lush natural landscape.

Traveling to the Kanchanaburi resort is an experience in itself. X2 River Kwai encourages guests to travel by train, a journey yielding delicious views of rice paddies, sugar cane plantations, local temples, and villages, an immersion in the historic and idyllic, readying guests for a holiday that is as alluring as it is enriching.

The X2 River Kwai features eight rooms of four types — PoolXide Cabin, LuXe Cabin, PoolXide Cabin Suite, and LuXe Cabin Suite — all facing the spectacular and historical Kwai Noi River. Besides tranquil views, the X2 River Kwai’s facilities include riverfront restaurant with an outdoor deck, The Bridge Bar & Bistro, a library, an infinity riverfront pool with sun lounges and sun beds, iPads and bicycles on loan, free Wi-Fi, and a guarded car park.

In line with all X2 properties, the X2 River Kwai is designed and built to “satisfy the spirit” — a satisfaction achieved by a seamless coupling of mesmerizing architectural design and the beauty of the riverside location and its surrounding natural canvas, which is vivacious and steeped in history. To ensure guests receive the most memorable and meaningful holiday experience possible, X2 River Kwai presents the “Journey to the Past” package for two people in any room type, with complimentary champagne and breakfast for two. Signing up for the package will see guests assigned a dedicated concierge, who will arrange a train ride on the notorious Thai-Burma “Death Railway,” made famous in the 1957’s Oscar-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai and in 2014’s The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth, which was shot on-location in Kanchanaburi. The railway was built during World War II by POWs under Japanese control, hewn through solid rock and bamboo forest at the astounding rate of a half-mile per day. Estimated to be completed in five years, the bridge was completed instead in 16 months. Laborers on the bridge referred to it as “Hellfire Pass,” a nod to the fiery lamps that burning through the night, lighting their work.

In addition to a train ride on the railway itself, during which they will enjoy a packed picnic lunch by the resort’s 4K restaurant, guests under the X2 River Kwai’s “Journey to the Past” package will visit other historical locations in and near Kanchanaburi, which was used as a base camp by the Japanese and POWs during the railway’s construction, including a tour of the World War II Museum and Cemetery and the infamous yet spectacular bridge. Round-trip train station transfer is also provided.

“Journeys to The Past” package starts from THB 17,000 for 3 days 2 nights.

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