|Name: River Kwai Airport
|Coordinates: N14*04' x E99*22'
|Frequency: Kanchanaburi TWR 122.0 // Kampaeng Saeng APPCH
127.75 (contact on arrival)
|Runway Heading: 01/19
|Length: The runway
has been extended to 1400 meters (Dec 2003) with an additional 500 meters on the North end available if
needed (25 meters wide).
|Slope: 1* upslope when landing
01 (to the North)
|Avgas: Available (contact Sam to
confirm) 01 9483448
|Location: West of Kanchanaburi town // South of
Kanchanaburi military airstrip // By road, the airstrip is 6 km from the
Saiyok turn off leaving Kanchanaburi (green gate on the left and sign to
River Kwai Airport). Airport Information
|Activities: River Kwai Flying
Club (TB-9 aircraft). Cost to hire the aircraft is 5,000 Baht per hour
with safety pilot or instructor. // The River Kwai
Airstrip in Kanchanaburi has the potential to be the future "Oshkosh of
Thailand" with its beautiful surroundings and wide open field. This is a
perfect field to bring your tent and sleeping bag to for "Look Tung"
(Bush-style) Flying. River Kwai is famous for its "Bridge over the River
Kwai" that was built by prisoners of the Japanese during World War II.
- Excellent Massage 10 minutes from the airstrip (they will pick you up) --
- River Kwai Jungle House (hotel floating on the river) --
www.banrimkwae.com Tel: 034-591071.
- Taweechai Elephant Camp and Bamboo Raft --
017748301 / 013738170.
- Tiger Temple -- www.tigertemple.com
and www.boonheng.com Tel: 034-531557.
The Foundation of Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno.
- Kanchanaburi Travel Center (many great ideas of things to do) -- 99 River
Kwai Road, T. Tha Makhan Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000. Tel: 034-512542.
- Golf Courses in Kanchanaburi: Evergreen Hills, Grand Garden Resort, Green
World Hot Spring Resort, Phu Toey, Cachiralongkorn Dam (Khao Laem), Mission
Hills Golf, Nichigo Resort, River Kwai Golf Club (MIlford), SriNakharind
|Contact Information: Khun Samgiat 081 9483448
Sam in advance, and he can have a motorcycle waiting for
you at the airport (cost 200 Baht/day). Sam also owns three
guesthouses right on the river and two disco party barges which can be
hired for the night to go up river (can arrange dinner and sleeping on the
|Rent Car: Call Khun Bird -- 01-1117898
and she can bring a Suzuki to the airport. cost 1,000-1,200 per 24 hours.
|Other links: www.kanchanaburi-info.com
// Horse riding:
www.kwaehorsecamp.com Mrs Rhodes Tel: 034-512733 Email:
|Map of Airstrip: photographs below