Photo: Beautiful views from Moon River Resort.

Moon River Resort

Serene setting

23 Moo 21 (just north of Moon River going north on Tha Songkran Rd), Phimai T: (085) 633 7097 (044) 000 566

Moon River Resort

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Tranquil Moon River Resort has a string of simple bungalows facing the waterway whose Thai name sounds conveniently romantic to Anglophones.

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Also called Moon River Homestay, the small resort is run by a Thai man with help from his German partner -- two of the friendliest people we met in a generally friendly town. The freestanding air-con bungalows come in a few sizes and are made of concrete or wood. We favoured small rooms with tables on wide private porches overlooking the river.

A selection of rooms and bungalows are on offer.

A selection of rooms and bungalows are on offer. Photo: David Luekens

All bungalows come with some sort of riverview porch along with soft bed, a few windows, small TV and basic wet bathroom with hot water shower. The concrete rooms have more space and aren’t quite as rustic as the wood editions. We were shown a bunch of rooms and allowed to choose, opting for one at the far corner of the property.

A footpath skirts the river and passes all of the bungalows along with several shared docks with tables placed over the water. You could go for a swim here. The owners offer free WiFi, bicycle rental and casual day tours that can take you as far as Phanom Rung and Khao Yai National Park. But the best part is the relaxing setting, which places you a manageable one kilometre north of the historical park.

Another angle on that river view.

Another angle on that river view. Photo: David Luekens

To find the place, head north from the clock tower on Tha Songkran, passing the National Museum on the right. Just after the river the road widens to two lanes; immediately cross to the east side of the road -- you’ll have to do a U-turn if driving -- and look for a blue sign for the resort pointing east down a side lane next to a PTT gas station.

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Walk-in rates at Moon River Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow air-con private bathroom
600 baht
600 baht
Superior bungalow: 800 baht
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes: Superior bungalow: 800 baht

Where is Moon River Resort

Moon River Resort
23 Moo 21 (just north of Moon River going north on Tha Songkran Rd), Phimai
T: (085) 633 7097 (044) 000 566
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º29'45.78" E, 15º13'37.2" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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