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Khao Laem Lake

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Address: Sangkhla Buri, Thailand

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A gorgeous body of water

An absolutely lovely place to chill out, catch some sun and cool off in the waters of this lake. We hired canoes for half a day for around 150 baht and enjoyed every minute of it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

An absolutely lovely place to chill out, catch some sun and cool off in the waters of this lake. We hired canoes for half a day for around 150 baht and enjoyed every minute of it! Highly recommend it to any visiting the area!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

You can hire a longtail boat in Sangkhlaburi to take you on a ride on this very large, man-made lake. We have gone all the way from here to the dam itself and back, which took up the better part of the day, but shorter rides are easy to arrange. You quickly leave the bustle of the little town with... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took a 3-4 trip on the lake going to the not so well known 3rd temple. Asked to go somewhere where we could swim and ended up miles away from the tourist trek. Five of us paid about 300 bht each which was well worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is advisable to book a long tail boat and go around to enjoy the region. A visit to the underwater temple is always included as the visit in itself is very short as there is not much to be seen.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The lake is big. There are many places to enjoy, not only the Khao Laem dam or the road to Sangkhla Buri. Also the road to e-tong village, where a couple of nice restaurants are alongside the lake. Light effects are like in the paintings of Renoir, Monet, Manet and other French impressionists!

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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 via mobile

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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