Huai Krathing Reservoir

Huai Krathing Reservoir, Phu Ruea: Address, Huai Krathing Reservoir Reviews: 4.5/5

Huai Krathing Reservoir
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Brian Carter
San Antonio, TX60 contributions
When Loei people invite tourists to go “rafting,” they aren’t talking white water in raging rivers. They mean flat boats made with bamboo moored in the center of a placid lake. The experience is actually very relaxing and quite soothing during the hotter months. In addition to a nice view, there is a constant, subtle breeze to keep you cool and keep the insects at bay.

We always combined our trips with a meal - the restaurant will bring the food out to you.

If you visit Loei, definite accept an invitation to go “rafting.”
Written September 2, 2020
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Greeky-Micky
Corfu, Greece82 contributions
Couples
If it happens to be visiting Loei take the time to have lunch on a "raft-hut" on the lake! It is a unique experience!
Huai Kathing (water bull) is near Loei on the way to Chiang Khan. There, you can order your food on the shore and board on a specially for the occasion designed and built "raft-hut" and be toed by a boat to the middle of the Lakewood will be served by a "waiter" who brings you your food on a speed boat!
After you have eaten and enjoyed your stay there, even have swum in the lake, you signal (or make a phone call) to be taken back to the shore!
Arriving Huai Krathing, do not go to the first two "boat restaurants", but prefer the third one! It is cheaper (350THB per boat without time limit) and the people running it are much more helpful than the others. While the first two are private businesses, the third one is a cooperative organisation run by the local people!
Enjoy your lunch!
Written February 13, 2017
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fabian4fabian
Kathu, Thailand169 contributions
Couples
This reservoir is situated about 12km from Loei city. What makes this place uniaye with locals is the fact you can rent a house Boat for an hour or more and have food served on the boat while enjoying the lake/ reservoir. You have aboutv5 landing areas where you can park your car or be dropped off. Order your food and Sri m&s and wait for your house Boat. Then take off and enjoy the relaxing time on your private house Boat. The food will be brought to you by long tail boat .need extra just dial the nber indicated on in the boat and they will serve you. We had a great time for 2 hours. We had food at the pictures k flag boats. ( others are Green/Red, Orange, blue,..depending on which restaurant docking area you take) unique experience!
Written January 6, 2017
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LarsJohnsson
Bangkok, Thailand4,131 contributions
Friends
The woman running our hotel recommended it because we had a car. It was a really nice place. Very relaxing to spend the afternoon on the lake. And the food was really good also. 520 baht for the boat/raft, food and a couple of beer is a great price for two people.
Written February 17, 2016
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BredburyBlue
bangkok421 contributions
Family
We were travelling from Loei to Khao Kor with planned stops here, Phu Ruea and Dansai (took +6hrs) so unfortunately didn't have too long to stop off here.

It's about 25 minutes drive from Loei down route 21. There is a turnoff on the right but it was signposted in thai which luckily the wife spotted. Couple of kms off route 21 you reach the lake.

The form is you hire a floating raft, get pulled out in to the lake, and spend your time eating (ordered food), swimming and relaxing. It's very scenic and peaceful.

We unfortunately didn't have time to lounge around on a raft plus we'd not long had breakfast, so we hired a long tailed boat to take the 4 of us on a tour of the lake to the far end and back for the ridicously cheap price of just baht 100 (the wife gave them baht 200 as it was more than worth it).

We all loved our time here and wish we'd visited it as a full daytrip from our hotel in Loei (if only we'd known about it earlier).

Without a thai accompanying or knowing some basic thai this could be a difficult place to visit as I doubt anyone there spoke english.

Great place.
Written March 28, 2015
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doncoppock
Chonburi, Thailand360 contributions
Family
The lake is down considerably but this is still a great place to spend an afternoon. Rent a raft, have food ferried out to you, and eat, drink, swim or relax to your heart's content.
Written October 31, 2019
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309
6 contributions
Family
Hua Crating is where you can eat on a raft on the middle of the lake.where you can relex and eat delicious Thai food. Waiter will served your food on speed boat.you can swim from the raft. This place is so beautiful.
Written March 14, 2019
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
Couples
Hua Crating is a reservoir about 20 km outside of Loei.
Nice and quiet countryside, but mainly for Thais who with large groups hire a raft and then have lunch in the middle of the reservoir.
I believe there's no toilets on the raft!?
Written January 21, 2019
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Pho X
Laos29 contributions
Friends
Had good lunch there. You can have meal on the raft. Swim too (from the raft). Nice place to stay for short time after visit Phu Ruea National park.
Written October 9, 2018
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Shane C
19 contributions
Business
I did not have time to go out on one and eat some lunch but next time sure.
this place is so beautiful .
Written June 29, 2018
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