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Khao Laem Lake

Sangkhla Buri, Thailand
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I was on the four day lake safari with lakesafarithailand.com and I loved everything about it, even if it was in the rain season. Dang was a great guide, the food was good, the nature was stunning. Especially loved the daytrip to the Karen people, including the best elephant ride ever and river rafting.

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Topanga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I visited Khao Lawm lake this year only having a couple of days to spent in this lovely place. This man made water reservoir boasts a beautiful serene atmosphere and is especially stunning at sunrise and sunset. A photographers dream. The water was nice to refresh and swim in, jumping off the small floating dock at the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This lake is located at the edge of Erawan National park and is a very nice place to have picnic if you ride a motorbike out to Erawan falls. The lake itself is devoid of motorcraft so its very peaceful. You have to hunt a bit for shore access but its worth a visit if you are passing by.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Khao Laem reservoir is one of the largest in Thailand, one of the many such reservoirs created under the country's controversial dam-building binge, when the Mae Nam Khwae Noi River was dammed in 1983. All around the lake one can find opportunities for boating, rafting, sight-seeing, eco-ventures, and more. Easy to find floating rafts to stay on overnight. Fabulous views... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Go for a spin on the lake/dam. Great views and a good way to get soem idea of its immensity and diversity. A little coffee/drinks stall at the Sangkhlaburi end of the Mon Bridge does tours for 300 Baht an hour - in a covered, motorized canoe affair. An hour or two is enough and you will see the site... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The 'lake' is actually a reservoir....formed by a dam. We visited on a trip run by All Points East, spending some time on the water, and in the surrounding jungle. The reservoir is vast. We accessed it from Sangkhlaburi via a 'long tail', touring the submerged temple, and spending some time messing around in the water from one of the... More

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The reservoir is fed by three rivers all of which are great Kayaking destinations in the rain season. Most people will go out on a long tail boat to see the sunken temple and then maybe dropped of at the Karen elephant camp to watch them do tricks but if you want to see the real beauty of the place... More

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Changwat Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Went on a 5 hour kayak on this lake through lots of islands and isolated floating fishing villages. What a great trip.

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A boat trip at 1700 on the lake, was beautiful, no sunset as it was cloudy, but very serene, and well worth the 300baht

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Hire a canoe (from P Guesthouse or Burmese Inn) or take a boat trip to explore Wat Saam Prasob, The Sunken Temple that's all that remains of the Mon Village flooded to create the lake by the building of the dam. Enjoy the sunset over the lake and the Mon Village with a sun-downer at one of the lakeside hotel... More

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