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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

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Address: Banlung, Cambodia
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Lovely stroll around the lake

Stunning green deep water to swim in and lovely picturesque walking path around the lake. It's not far out of town. There are toilets and small food vendors. You can only swim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ilovecambodia
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning green deep water to swim in and lovely picturesque walking path around the lake. It's not far out of town. There are toilets and small food vendors. You can only swim in t shirt and shorts, no bathers for the girls so remember to take something to cover up.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

There are very few places in the world where you can swim inside a volcano. This should be reason enough to come visit. It's a fantastic site, the (at least!) 50m deep crater is all surrounded by nature and its waters are green and warm. Look with your back facing the timber pier, and you'll be overtaken by the powerful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Lovely place for a swim with great markets nearby who love to bargain. Not many tourists there when we visited twice.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Worth to visit but keep in mind that you have to pay an entrance fee ($2 for foreigners). There are kiosks for rent where you can have lunch or dinner and you can also swim in the cool and clean waters of the lake. Amazing trees are surrounding it.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you like real nature, then it's here. This lake is so beautiful with very clear water. The Lake is so deep with approximate dept of 48 m. It would be good for swimming as long as you dare to do so. The lake is almost round with diameter of around 0.72km. If you want to swim, there are also... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Less ham 10 minutes from city center in Ratanakiri, this little place is a gem in the Cambodian province. What a delight. Take the time to visit here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a stroll after work as I was in the northern part of Cambodia ,Ratanakiri province . It's a nice ,quiet and pristine place .we have a wonderful view of the sun setting God place to unwind after a hard days work Thumbs up

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Thank St3vC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This is the best lake in Cambodia. I visited the lake 6 times. May be I will go there again. Clear water, some places cool, some places warm. There are some desk for people can swim, most of them occupied by local people. For foreigners the best way the desk 4. You came the desk 1 and turn right, miss... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This was the highlight of our visit to Banlung - it was so peaceful just floating in the water - and it was CLEAN water. With platforms dotted around the lake to jump in from, bamboo open aired huts with hammocks, and food to buy (even delivered to your hut) - this was a great place to chill out.

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Thank Rachel M
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Just go! awesome!!!! The water is actually clean and swimmable. By asking around we have learnt that the lake is actually 70m deep! Spectacular, clean, quiet, affordable. Great experience you will love it.

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