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Amphawa Homestay


Since I've visiting Amphawa, a floating market West of Bangkok on the way to Kanchanaburi, it makes sense to stay overnight in a guest house. In Thailand we call these "Home-stay" they're Bed and Breakfast or Guest houses, or Gîtes.

There are plenty of them along the banks of the canal, as you drive into Amphawa people beckon you into parking places. Lots of these parking places also have Home Stay next to them, at the front they face the water, at the back is parking.


I got distracted by the shopping in Amphawa, and was disappointed to find the guest house I wanted had just filled its last room! But the owner pointed me to the next homestay along, two doors down, who was also full.

As I went down it was clear there were little signs all along saying 'Homestay' with a telephone number. I know there are many further out from the center of town, but I wanted walking distance and preferably river facing. Eventually around the corner, I managed to get this homestay for 1600 baht. A lovely teak home with shower, air - conditioning, facing the water.


Breakfast was included, noodles served from a boat at the corner early in the morning, and Thai donuts, and condensed milk served back at the Homestay finish the meal.


Having breakfast next to the canal in the morning is a great way to start the day. Gentle sun, fresh air, and scenic boats sets you up for the day ahead. Today I will go explore towards Kanchanaburi to see the tourist sights and see if I can't find some of my own.

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