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Baanpufa Resort

a cosy retreat
in Kanchanaburi

Our magical place is surrounded by forested mountains and edging the photogenic Kwai Noi River. You will find us hidden amid the idyllic landscapes of the Thai countryside. Just a few hours west of Bangkok, yet away from the crowds and tourist trails.Discover Western Thailand’s numerous historical attractions, or simply unwind and soak in the tranquil ambience.

Keeping the dream alive

The resort

Your “home away from home“ is the vibe and atmosphere that the Kongsens have always wanted Baanpufa to exude. They built the resort’s first bungalows in the traditional Northern Thai style, all wooden with beautiful decorative details. With cozy porches to enjoy the garden, river and mountain views, Baanpufa quickly became a popular oasis for Bangkokites to come and take a break from their hectic city lives. In the years since, the resort has grown significantly; Baanpufa’s iconic floating rooms were built right on the River Kwai Noi, adding a new dimension of exciting, exotic luxury for guests to enjoy, followed by larger cottages and bungalows, allowing the Kongsens to welcome more and more people to their charming retreat in Kanchanaburi. Word of the resort continues to travel ear to ear to this day, and we are excited to see an increasing number of guests from all across the world come stay with us at Baanpufa.

2003

Beginning of our story

750

Overall surface of the resort

54

Rooms

188

Km from Bangkok

History of the place

How it All Began

Mr. and Mrs. Kongsen spent decades working in the tourism industry, but their decision to build Baanpufa was not driven by business but by the ache in both of their souls to reconnect with nature, and create a haven for others to enjoy, too.
After spending most of their lives in the country’s bustling capital, they recognized the crucial need for every individual to regularly take a break from the city in order to refuel their energy. They believed, and still believe, that this frequent interaction with nature helps to restore the balance of peace and positivity within each of us.

With a clear vision in mind, the Kongsens began searching for a place to make their dream to life. They came upon this vast piece of lush, forested land along the River Kwai and immediately felt in their hearts that it was exactly the place they had been looking for. It was from this very moment that the name Baanpufa was chosen, loosely translated from Thai to mean “home beneath the mountain and sky”.
An elderly couple owned the land at the time, and felt a somewhat spiritual connection with the Kongsens after they met. The owners believed that they must have known them in a previous life, and so agreed to sell them the plot at a generous price. The deal was destiny, and Baanpufa became the first resort to come to life on this side of the Kwai Noi River, in 2003.

Our family

Keeping the dream alive

Your “home away from home” is the vibe and atmosphere that the Kongsens have always wanted Baanpufa to exude. They built the resort’s first bungalows in the traditional Northern Thai style, all wooden with beautiful decorative details. With cozy porches to enjoy the garden, river and mountain views, Baanpufa quickly became a popular oasis for Bangkokites to come and take a break from their hectic city lives. In the years since, the resort has grown significantly; Baanpufa’s iconic floating rooms were built right on the River Kwai Noi, adding a new dimension of exciting, exotic luxury for guests to enjoy, followed by larger cottages and bungalows, allowing the Kongsens to welcome more and more people to their charming retreat in Kanchanaburi. Word of the resort continues to travel ear to ear to this day, and we are excited to see an increasing number of guests from all across the world come stay with us at Baanpufa.

Baanpufa Team

A celebration for all

We are grateful to have such a warm and friendly staff here at Baanpufa, who are a true part of our family.
The staff, who also have their homes onsite, give Baanpufa an added layer of genuine hospitality. Here at the resort we are truly one big, growing family, living and working with the rhythm of nature. Our little community includes our own chickens, ducks and goats, and a fruitful grove of coconut, banana, pomelo, and tamarind trees. All that’s missing is you!

Workaway

Volunteer welcoming

Baanpufa is proud to partner with Workaway to bring creative, energetic minds from across the world to our property, to collaborate on new and existing projects.
You can check out our Workaway Host page, or email us directly for available opportunities and more information. If you are already confirmed to volunteer with us, we look forward to welcoming you at Baanpufa!

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