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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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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a nice natural place where you can get into a hammock, relax and go swimming afterwards. I guess in the High Season it may be a bit crowded so watch out for that.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The lake is surrounded by natural forest. There are numerous small docks where you can enter the water for a swim. The water is clean and cool. There are a few shops near the entrance where you can get a drink or a scarf or other item from the local indigenous people (ie not Khmer people). One of the highlights... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

when we went there were almost no people, it was very peaceful, a nice place for swimming and picknicking!

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Indonesia
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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

- A place where the locals come to relax - They've built nice decks you can sit on and enjoy the view (or jump off from to enjoy the water) - There's a path running around the lake: nothing special but it's nice to see the lake from other sides (the walk takes around 30 mins) - Good picnic spot... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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