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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

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Address: Banlung, Cambodia
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Quiet with a lot of local people around

To get here, it's a nice walk from Banlung (maybe about 6km). You can swim in the lake, although, it doesn't look like the cleanest water, it's not flowing water but still nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Was visiting Ban Lung and went with a friend to Yeak Lom lake on my friends recommendation - sure glad I did! The lake is very large and the water very inviting. The lake is managed by one of the local indigenous groups and they do a good job keeping the area rather clean of liter - which is unusual... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lovely surroundings only really spoilt by being crowded and this was on a weekday. Avoid at weekends and holidays as noise and litter unbearable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

take a walk around. it ist very nice to discover some secret spots where you can get to the water and see the jungle. do not go there at chinese new year unless you want to mingle with legions of locals having a family reunion and listening to music at eardamaging levels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

To get here, it's a nice walk from Banlung (maybe about 6km). You can swim in the lake, although, it doesn't look like the cleanest water, it's not flowing water but still nice to swim in something so old. There's life jackets to use, I'm not sure if there's strong currents but I used them anyway. The walk around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Short stance from Ban Lung centre, Yeak Laom is a natural beauty. It is nice to walk around the lake, go for a swim or just chill out with a book. The entrance ticket also includes entry to the cultural museum which is worth a quick look. Overall a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at the crater lake a short ride away from the centre of Ban Lung town. If you are brave try some of the honey comb with bee larvae inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lake was ok, not much to do, stayed about an hour. There is a path from the town that goes through some fields and small village. Really nice walk, rather than take the main road. Took about an hour and a half

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