Bhumibol Dam

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Mikybkk
Bangkok95 contributions
Largest dam in Thailand
Dec 2019
Amazing construction build in 1966 and a not to be missed place while in Tak province. the areas around the dam is spectacular with gardens and a 18 hole golf course.
Written March 26, 2020
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JRP-Bkk
Bangkok, Thailand1,589 contributions
Thailand’s largest dam - worth a stop
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you’re staying in the Tak or Ban Tak area it’s worth driving up here for the views .
The Bhumibol Dam is the largest dam in Thailand . We didn’t have time to go on a boat trip or eat on the raft restaurant but the boat trip looks interesting .
Written February 6, 2020
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pittbrendat
Pittsburgh, PA105 contributions
adventure in Thailand
Apr 2019 • Family
We stayed overnight on a boat in this reservoir on an uninhavited island Ko Valentine. Beautiful views. Very rustic.
Written April 10, 2019
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Sueño J
Sam Ngao, Thailand2 contributions
Good day here.
Feb 2019 • Friends
The dam's restaurant... Have a very good ice cream ... ที่ร้านอาหารของเขื่อส อาหารอร่อย บรรยากาศดี สะอาด และมีที่พักราคาไม่แพงมากด้วยครับ วิว และบรรยากาศ แถวเขื่อน ดีมากเลยครับ จะมาอีกหลายๆครั้งครับ เสียงดังของน้ำที่ออกมาจากเขื่อนในยามค่ำคืน ฟังแล้วก็คล้ายกับเสียงของน้ำตก ซึ่งทำให้เกิดความสุนทรีย์กับการพักผ่อน
Written February 11, 2019
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Giles B
12 contributions
Boat trip
Mar 2018 • Friends
Great place to visit some beautiful views. If you get a chance go on a boat trip.

Visited a small uninhabited island shared only with goats.

Then after a steep climb up steps found a Buddhist temple😎
Written June 12, 2018
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Bukko_Canukko
Kangaroo Flat, Australia120 contributions
Nice, but not Hoover
Aug 2017 • Friends
This isn't a site for tourism that I would go out of my way to see if I wasn't Thai. But it was interesting to me as a slice of local life when my bicycling group hit the dam on a riding tour through Thailand and Cambodia.

It's a dam, it's in the countryside and it's a hit with Thais who want to visit a fun place in the cool-ish hills. The dam's not so spectacular in its construction that you'd make it a destination point as you would for America's Hoover, Grand Coulee or any number of mountain-gorge dams in Europe. What I found most interesting (as a Westerner) was to watch the vibe of the people around the dam.

As you'd get anywhere, there were tourist restaurants, local produce markets, river swimmers, hot-rodders, gawkers at the lake... Such things are universal! People were good-natured, especially in the busy traffic circles along highways at the base of the dam, and the car-jammed road to the packed parking lot at the top. We were there on a frenetic public holiday (Mother's Day/Queen's Birthday) and no one was getting aggro/horn-honky as far as I saw and heard. It was all about Thais and some international tourists enjoying a day by the water.

Our mob had the advantage of Thai-speaking guides to lead our bicycles through the traffic and to a bustling outdoors restaurant serving the chickens and fish that they were grilling by the roadside. We also rocked up to the parking lot at the base of the dam and went for a swim in the river. Hint: Thais are modest, and they swim fully clothed, so forget the skimpy Western bathing cossies if you go.

I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much if we weren't in the hands of local guides, and I wouldn't consider it worth the hours of highway you'd have to endure if you thought about driving up from Bangkok. It's a better deal for Thai citizens, and apparently a source of great national pride. No doubt there were terrible environmental impacts from this dam, displaced communities when it was built, all sorts of things a conscientious Green traveller should feel guilty about. But to my ignorant self, the dam was like any number of similar spots that the TVA built in the USA -- only Thai!
Written August 17, 2017
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h0meparadisetak
Takhli, Thailand4 contributions
Dam of King
Sep 2016
This dam was designed in 1958 by Italian engineers at the request of the king, which ended in 1962 and was fully operational in 1964 this is the largest dam in thailand forms a lake about 120 km long and reaches the province of Lampun,Is an integral part of Mae Ping National ParkIn and the dam area there are resorts and also the golf course
Written July 22, 2017
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Eder P
Staines, UK106 contributions
Must do if you're in the area.
Jun 2017
Nice views from around the dam. Drive up to it also, very nice and tidy. Didn't try any of the boat trip, was literally just a pit stop on my way up to Chiang Mai from Bangkok.
Written June 28, 2017
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Touareg12
Den Helder, The Netherlands101 contributions
When you are in the neighbourhood, you must visit the dam
Mar 2017 • Business
Close to the city of Tak is the nice King Bhumibol Dam. Not only the dam is a nice place to visit, but around the dam, there are hotels, beautiful nature and a golfcourse. All worth a visit.
Written March 20, 2017
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GrantG792
Lampang, Thailand97 contributions
Best free attraction in Northern Thailand
Mar 2017 • Family
We paid a short visit to the dam and park on our way home from Tak.

The views are stunning and it is well worth a visit and be sure to go right up to the top

As an engineer I also found the mechanics of the dam construction and the generating station fascinating.

We had a family picnic in the gardens below the dam and it is a lovely area.

We plan to go back and stay at the hotel in the park so that we can spend more time exploring

Highly recommended
Written March 3, 2017
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