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).
Surface: grass
Slope: 1* upslope when landing 01 (to the North)
Elevation: 300'
Obstructions: none
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) -- www.suan-nanachaat.com
- River Kwai Jungle House (hotel floating on the river) -- www.banrimkwae.com Tel: 034-591071.
- Taweechai Elephant Camp and Bamboo Raft -- taweechalecamp@yahoo.com Tel: 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. kanchanaburi_TC@hotmail.com
- 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 Golf Course.
Contact Information: Khun Samgiat 081 9483448 // Email 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 barge). www.samsguesthouse.com  
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: kwaehorsecamp@hotmail.com
Map of Airstrip: photographs below


Samkiat is the owner of the River Kwai Airstrip. He welcomes people to fly to his airstrip. Sam is also the president of the River Kwai Flying Club which has a TB-9 for hire at 5,000 Baht per hour (wet). Sam loves farming, and his 5,000 rai farm has cattle, buffalo and wildlife too. Sam is in the process of building a clubhouse and bungalows for fly-in visitors. Avgas is available if you call or Email Sam.

Sam has Buffaloes for sale from 10,000 to 20,000 Baht.

River Kwai Flying Club TB-9
5,000 Baht per hour

Bridge over River Kwai

Saiyok Waterfall

Control Tower at River Kwai

Active Aviators at the airstrip

Sam owns 3 guesthouses in town

River Kwai has a smooth laterite runway surface

Disco Boat - for hire for parties up the River Kwai

Hellfire Pass - built by Japanese WWII prisoners