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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

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Address: Banlung, Cambodia
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A short visit to the lake

I went by motorbike to the lake. I found it a little expensive: 2 USD to get into the park around the lake. Some wooden piers have been created to make it nice to sit on the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
EmileBons
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Breda, The Netherlands
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Breda, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went by motorbike to the lake. I found it a little expensive: 2 USD to get into the park around the lake. Some wooden piers have been created to make it nice to sit on the lake. Apart from that a lot of bungalows have been built which seem for family day use. I was there during the week,... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The volcanic lake is a really lovely spot near Ban Lung. It's well worth a stop in this town just to experience this. A tranquil spot surrounded by greenary- a real lush treat and change from the dry 'dust bowl' which surrounds it.

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1 Thank TheIndieNomads
Majorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning crater lake 10 minutes outside of Ban Lung - a definite must see if you are in the area. Take your bathing suit and walk to the 4th swimming platform as the first three are reserved for people swimming more covered up.

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1 Thank KJDeitb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake itself is gorgeous, and the atmosphere is very calm. There are a few swimming spots to choose from. The first one was pretty rowdy and had lots of children so we walked around to a more quiet and private one. The water is very clean and clear. The lake is said to be several thousand years old and... More 

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Thank mythscience
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeak Laom volcanic lake is perfectly round, must visit attraction in Ratanakiri province of Cambodia. It is nearly 2KM off national highway 78. Water of the lake is very clean, you can plan to swim at your own risk. There are 2 visiting decks with benches. These two decks are connected via a nature trail from right of the main... More 

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Thank G M
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable little trek/walk around this small wonder of nature and the coolest swim. The crater lake is 48 meters deep and supposed to host spirits and more - you may almost feel them, in a positive sense! Early morning (week-end, when - rightly so - most favoured for outings by Cambodians with families) we met almost nobody and enjoyed... More 

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Thank MagnusBvi
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

not only tourists but locals/local tourists come here as well. have a swim! must-see if you're in ban lung.

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Thank Chris G
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Nice lake and setting, but nothing exceptional. There are places you can relax, and you can swim. Good if you just want to relax, but not really a destination in itself. The waterfalls in the area are nicer.

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Arlon, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Peaceful and ice but dont go to banlung just for that! It s way to far. Did the 3 waterfall and the lake for 10$ with moto driver. You can spent the afternoon there and do a picnic it is peaceful and you can swim!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

It's quite pretty, especially at sunset. Shame that it's so littered though (plastic everywhere) and with super loud music from so many boom boxes.

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