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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

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Address: Banlung, Cambodia
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Day trip to Yeak Laom

Pristine volcanic lake set in bamboo mixed forest . It's about 12 km NE of Ban Lung . Circling round the lake takes 1 hour . There are several swimming platforms to take the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Pristine volcanic lake set in bamboo mixed forest . It's about 12 km NE of Ban Lung . Circling round the lake takes 1 hour . There are several swimming platforms to take the plunge . Beware of bamboos inside the waters . Beautiful forest setting great for sunset .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This lake is mysterious and wonderful; the water is warm and refreshing. It is truly a spectacle to see and you won't mind beating away from your phone for the whole day. Just you and nature. There is a very informative historical preservation center full of information regarding the lake and the indigenous people who belong to it.

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Banlung, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have been there many time and still love it, for me it is the best swimming hole. we walked around and we saw some animals. we will go again soon!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Normally volcanic lakes are really cold due to the depth and whatnot, but the water is warm and inviting. Popular with locals, they all are very interested in foreigners getting their clothes off and getting in. Worried about us drowning, I was called in from the shore frantically when swimming out to the middle thinking their was something wrong or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

While the history and the stories of the lake are pretty great, the lake itself definitely did not live up to the description in The Lonely Planet, the water is far from crystal clear, the entrance is dirty and packed full of locals (friendly as they are it was not peaceful by any stretch), the stalls were heavily over priced... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We loved the clear and warm water with the prawns cleaning our feet ! The walk around the lake is also really nice! You can spend half a day here, even more. The entry fee is 1,5$ per person per day.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went swimming at the crater lake Yahoo!!! the water was warm and the staff manning the lake was friendly. i just wished i was able to take a picture when i jumped on to the water. i definitely recommend every tourist to take a dip on the lake. The entrance fee was USD3.00 per person but as i understand it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was beautiful. You can avoid the crowds by just following the path around the lake. The water is clean, cool, and great for swimming.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The volcanic lake is a beautiful spot for a swim, the water is clean and clear and there are plenty of decks over the water to swim off. We visited during Khmer new year and there was a real carnival atmosphere. All of the entry fees go to the local community and the park is really clean and well looked... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We took a tuktuk to the lake and paid the 6000 each to get in and just loved the lake. It is big and deep and surrounded by jungle and has about four platforms to the right of the entrance from where you can easily jump into the water. The water was cool and there is no current. But if... More 

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Address: Address: Banlung, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Ratanakiri Province  >  Banlung

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