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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
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lovely crater lake out of town. Locals possibly dont keep it as clean as you'd like but walk the track half way around and you'll find a nice quiet area to sit. The indigenous women weaving and selling their goods is worth a look in. It's at the edge of the car park where you get dropped off. If the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Nice for swimming if you're brave, there are tarantulas all around the lake. We swam with the local kids for a while and didn't see anything dodgy in the water. Wear t-shirt and shorts for swimming as its a sacred place, no bikinis aloud!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went twice while in Ban Lung because it was so lovely. There is a small fee to access it and to park your bike but it was definately worth it. I'd recommend walking round and finding one of the decking areas to jump off of into the lake and then you can lounge there all day. Water is extremely... More

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colorado
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103 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Walked around part of the lake, it's pretty and has covered platforms to sit on if you want to have a picnic. I sent there as part of an all day rickshaw tour where I saw tribal villages and a bare bones zircon mining "operation". Both much more interesting than the lake.

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Bundarra, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Beung Yeak Loam is a lake within an old volcano. The water is crystal blue and very refreshing. you can swim and take a walk around the lake which is about 800 meters in diameter and 50 meters deep.

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Cairns, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Very popular recreation sport for both Cambodians and visitors and within easy reach of the city. Ideal for swimming with like jackets available.

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Regenstauf, Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

*beach huts* for rent - bring food and drinks for a nice BBQ. Don't leave any personal belongings unattended. There are people hanging around and strike as soon as you enter the water. Wonderful cool down when it's hot

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