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Khao Laem Lake

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Address: Sangkhla Buri, Thailand
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Nice lake and nice view on the wooden bridge

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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220 reviews 220 reviews
62 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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