Lam Takhong Dam

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Bobby B
Fremantle, Australia124 contributions
Relaxing and Refreshing Place to Break a Journey
Feb 2020
Driving out of Bangkok, we turned right at Saraburi on to Highway 2 and began the ascent onto the Isan plateau.
The old food stalls beside the lake at Lam Takhong seemed dusty and disused and we later heard it said that the area has been closed down.
There is a rest area beside the lake further on from the old food stalls. A good effort has been made here to provide beautiful gardens with several shelters from the sun (or rain depending on the season). Native trees and plants have been laid out in the Thao Suranaree Park.
Looking out over the water dammed in the lake by the Lam Takhong Dam, several species of waterside birds can be seen around the water's edge.
The rest area is good for children - the youngest family member had been fidgeting in the car and enjoyed using the swings with her granny.
A statue commemorates Thao Suraranee - who also has a statue in Nakhon Ratchasima city centre (TripAdvisor reviews at “Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument”).
The toilets in Thao Suraranee Park were impressively clean - a noteworthy sight on a trip through Thailand (or anywhere else to be fair).
The lake and this whole area in Sikhio exist in their present form because of the construction of the Lam Takhong Dam completed in 1974. It's impressive and worth a look if driving through.
Written February 3, 2020
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Brett G
Sydney, Australia135 contributions
Family Visit
Mar 2019 • Family
Relaxing time with a swim in safe water
Shelters always there to keep out of sun while enjoying a lunch from food available or bring your own
Great for family or groups
Written March 11, 2019
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arch roberto giordano
Bangkok78 contributions
The place is suitable for winter relaxation. Famous for its beautiful scenery...
Dec 2016 • Friends
Yesterday I have been at Lam Takhong Dam in Korat, Thailand. Built in 1974 commissioned by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, deep 40m with its primary goal for irrigation, Lam Takhong dam is a water reservoir located on Tambon Lat Bua Khao, or 62 kilometers away from the city. The Lam Takhong Dam is an embankment dam on the Lam Takhong River between Pak Chona and Sikhio Districts in Korat or Nakorn Ratchasima Thailand. Who want to travel to Northeast must pass the beautiful View Point Of Lamtakong Dam, Thailand. The place is suitable for winter relaxation. Famous for its beautiful scenery, visitors are allowed to walk on the dam to enjoy the view of the reservoir with the fantastic background of mountains.
Written December 11, 2016
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand2,816 contributions
Good rest stop midway from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima
Jun 2015 • Family
Pleasant place to stop, stretch and relax mid-way from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. View of the reservoir and dam, with several restaurants and snack shops.
Written June 28, 2015
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Raaraab
Kaeng Khoi, Thailand319 contributions
Local lifestyle at Lam Takhong, just off the Highway
Jul 2014 • Friends
Lam Takhong Dam is very familiar to travellers heading to Korat; located about 15 km NE of Pak Chong it provides a vista to the North West of the Hwy a long stretch of water, with wooded mountainous backdrop. It has many small restaurants, mostly good on the Roadside stops off the Highway. It is a significant engineering achievement, more so because it is where Thailand's first pumped storage Power Station was constructed.
This review is about another aspect; along a minor road parallel to the Hwy there are numerous vegetable plots and fisherman supplying local catch and produce. If you have time to spend in Pak Chong it is an interesting 1-2 hour alternative to the Kao Yai area. Travel down the Old Mittrahap Rd from Pak Chong, about 5km from Pak Chong there is a slight fork where the main road curves to the right. Go straight on for about 3-4 km, you will find yourself on the Eastern edge of the Dam shore just to the West of the Highway. There are numerous small Nongs being fished (forming when the Dam level lowers) with small Market Gardens and vegetable plots on the rich exposed strips of land. If you are interested I hope this Google Map bookmark helps:
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near Unnamed Rd, Tambon Nong Sarai, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
http://goo.gl/maps/XYzzv
Written July 18, 2014
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