Research shows that being near water has some kind of magic to calm you down, but that is not the case for Amphawa. Known for the city of floating markets, the Amphawa river can be called one of the busiest rivers on earth. I went there just ten 10 minutes and I can feel like crazy. Yes, there are lots and lots of food, but there are also lots of tourists.
So we decided to retreat to our stay for our short Amphawa trip, which is the recently opened The Buffalo Amphawa. Situated next to a little canal, far from the chaos, so we kind of love it there.
We know The Buffalo Amphawa from a friend, who said that the artist Korakot Aromdee was the one who designed this place. Korakot is known for his talents in turning natural materials like bamboos into something very nice, so we decided to check it out. And two hours from Bangkok we are here.
For me, The Buffalo Amphawa is a nice and quiet little hotel with a friendly ambiance. It tells about the locals way of life (which is the life depended on the river) in a very subtle way. I really like the room because it comes with a big terrace surrounded by greenery. The swimming pool also looks really relaxing. Located behind some kind of a wood factory, this is truly what we call a ‘hideaway’. I also love the way there are buffaloes involved in every elements.
And of course, Korakot’s design is impressive as always, not only at the hotel area but also at the cafe area by the canal. Although being cladded with people, the architecture make it feel calm and serene…. or may be the water does it again!