BY The Bear Travelers

Hintok River Camp in Kanchanaburi

If you are thinking of heading to the Kanchanaburi region to learn more about the history of the area or to soak up the surroundings and visit the cemetery and the Bridge Over the River Kwai, the Hintok River Camp is the ideal place to stay.

The Hintok River Camp has an eco-friendly ethos and is home to a wide selection of tents that are located right next to the river, creating an immense back-to-nature feel and are the perfect way to explore the history of Kanchanaburi and World War II. 

So make sure not to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relax, enjoy and have an adventure at Hintok River Camp.


The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

The Hintok River Campsite is not just about camping. Visitors can stay here or explore the onsite Museum or head out for mountain biking and more adventures. Such as Treetop adventure park, visiting the Lava cave, going canoeing in the river, and many more fun activities. 


Hintok River Campsite 

The Hintok River camp is the most visited tented camp in Thailand and enjoys a dreamy location amidst stunning jungle terrain. The camp is located near the famous Hellfire Pass memorial site, and also the scenic Hellfire Pass trekking trails. You can relax and unwind in this iconic location situated on a massive cliff overlooking the River Kwai. The scenic views of the Kwai Noi River and the beautiful local villages and temples are something to behold. The camp is also close to the Saiyok National Park that has some other hidden historical sites from World War II.


How to Visit the Hintok River Camp?

Hintok River Camp is located on Hintok mountain in Kanchanaburi overlooking river Kwai. Visitors can reach Hintok River Camp by road or by train. It takes a three-hour drive from Bangkok to reach Kanchanaburi. Then visitors have to head towards the Saiyok district. The Hintok River Camp will be on the left side of Highway 323. Visitors can also travel here by the Camp’s private transport. The train options available are two(morning and evening trains), which run from Thonburi Station in Bangkok and take a stop at Kwai bridge station. The train fare is THB 100 per person.


The Bear Travel  Trivia!

The Hintok Story Museum has artifacts dating back to the stone age and WWII. Some artifacts are believed to be 10,000 years old.


Why Visit the Hintok River Camp?

The Hintok River Camp is located on a historical site where a Japanese campsite was situated during WWII. It is in close proximity to the Hellfire pass and River Kwai; there are many reasons to visit this place, some of which are.

  • Safari-style camping in a scenic lush green environment
  • Rafting in the Kwai river
  • Visiting the Hintok Story Museum
  • Hiking and Mountain biking adventure
  • Visit the Hellfire pass walking trail
  • Visit the tree-top adventure park
  • Check out the lava cave and waterfalls in the National Park

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  Did You Know?

The Hintok River Campsite was a British POW camp during WWII built by the Japanese army. The Japanese army gathered a large number of POWs and local people to work on the death railway. Unfortunately, due to harsh treatment by the Japanese army, many POWs and locals lost their lives.




Map & More Information



Hintok River Camp is located on the footprints of a WWII Japanese campsite on the banks of river Kwai just 3 hours drive from Bangkok. This facility provides top-class camping. In addition, visitors can witness WWII history at the Hintok Story Museum while staying here and visiting the nearby attractions.



Business Hours

08:00 am - 16:00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

109 Moo 9 Ban Wang Khamen, Tambon Thasao, Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand

Contact Number

+66 (0) 81 754 3898

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