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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

Banlung, Cambodia
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Banlung
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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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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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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely to walk around the lake as it's very peaceful. Went on a Sunday so many locals but the further you walk around, the less people. The cost has increased to 6,000R. Cheapest way to see this and the waterfalls, etc. is hire a scooter (US$6/day).

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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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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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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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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