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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

Banlung, Cambodia
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Banlung
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Clear water, nice lake, but many people around and on the piers. Worth to see it, refresh in the water, but if you imagine to spend there one afternoon by sunbathing and swimming Im afraid you will be disapointed. Also quiet many rubbish..

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Los Angeles, California
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84 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Set in a volcanic crater and surrounded by lush, green jungle, Yeak Laom is the perfect place to spend a few hours, especially on a hot, sunny day b/c the water is nice and refreshing. You can walk around the entire length on a pretty well-trodden trail, you can hang out in a hammock in a little hut or have... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely to walk around the lake as it's very peaceful. Went on a Sunday so many locals but the further you walk around, the less people. The cost has increased to 6,000R. Cheapest way to see this and the waterfalls, etc. is hire a scooter (US$6/day).

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a nice natural place where you can get into a hammock, relax and go swimming afterwards. I guess in the High Season it may be a bit crowded so watch out for that.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The lake is surrounded by natural forest. There are numerous small docks where you can enter the water for a swim. The water is clean and cool. There are a few shops near the entrance where you can get a drink or a scarf or other item from the local indigenous people (ie not Khmer people). One of the highlights... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

when we went there were almost no people, it was very peaceful, a nice place for swimming and picknicking!

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Philippines
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

- A place where the locals come to relax - They've built nice decks you can sit on and enjoy the view (or jump off from to enjoy the water) - There's a path running around the lake: nothing special but it's nice to see the lake from other sides (the walk takes around 30 mins) - Good picnic spot... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Meh. Don't go if you have other things to do. Its nothing special. The day we went, there were just a lot of locals blasting music / getting drunk which took away from the peaceful nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

lovely place , go there before it gets too crowded. fantastisk place to swin in. you can walk around it

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes they try to make you pay for the bungalows next to the lake.... You don't have to pay. It is free for te locals and for the tourists! ( but however sometimes they try to charge you 5$)

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