The River Kwai, about 2 ½ hours by car from Bangkok, is perfect for a side trip off the beaten track. It offers numerous good attractions including a ride on the infamous ‘death train’ or on elephant back in an elephant camp.

That all is complemented by great natural beauty and excellent golf courses.

On the way up or down from/to Bangkok you can play ROSE GARDEN, a beautiful resort course, if you combine River Kwai with Hua Hin’s DRAGON HILLS, a Jack Nicklaus jewel; it’s on the way.