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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

Address: Banlung, Cambodia
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Banlung
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Banlung, Ratanakiri, Cambodia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Incredibly beautiful, 150-foot-deep crater lake. When I was there, the water was clear, clean, and (I am told) drinkable. My recommendation: bring a hammock (you can buy one at the local market for $5), a bottle of chardonnay and some brie and spend the day lost in a book in a quiet corner. The lake is a sacred Tampuan Hilltribe... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My visit to Boeng Yeak Lom a 700,00 year old crater lake and a 15 minute tuk tuk ride from the Ban Lung town centre was the highlight of my trip to Cambodia. Crater Lake is located in the heart of the protected area of Yeak Lom and surrounded by the towering jungle. The lake is believed to have been... More 

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Paris, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice little lake, you cannot tell its vulcanic origin, just a lake in the forest. There is small path around it, takes about 45 minutes and leads you away from the place next to the parking, where *everybody* is. There are wooden platforms to access the water,as the shore is very muddy - however those platforms are only on the... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Spend the day, it is a fabulous natural wonder with rickety wooden kabanas to rent. And a fried rat if you fancy it..... Take beers, friends and tunes for a brilliant day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a nice spot to go for a walk and swim but there is many locals lunching there and there is rubbish everywhere. Kind of ruined the appeal. Nice to vist but 1-2hrs will do.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have also visited this lake in July 2013. Both times I have been blown away by how beautiful it is, and how much of a pleasure the water is to swim in. On my first visit there was litter around the lake, but my understanding is the government are working to reduce this, and my visit in December shows... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It's a bit far to walk or bicycle to this lake if it is hot. If you go go by bicycle, walk up the hill on the way rather than trying to ride up it. The tribal display is a bit disappointing and the additional entry fee to it is already included so don't pay it again. Walk around the... More 

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Oxfordshire
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38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We walked here, in the rain, from the town. It's only about 5kms. It's a beautiful crater lake, with clear warm water, and great for a swim off the wooden jetty. Very atmospheric in the rain and cloud too! Worth a trip.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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