Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam

Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam, Kathu: Address, Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam Reviews: 4.5/5

Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam
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TravelMania2018
Thailand536 contributions
Best place for outdoor run
Oct 2018 • Couples
Just love the place for the fact that it is so green with a nice fresh air breeze. The place is open for jogging/cycling/walking lovers. There are open fields for other type sports as well. Many people visit the place especially at the weekend so it is very safe.

I like finishing up at the main entrance of the dam with the 180-degree water view. This is so refreshing and relaxing at the same time.

The only downside of it is that the toilet is the filthiest in the world. They should have looked after it better. I don't think people would mind paying if it is clean. Rather sad that everything else is perfect but the toilet just continues to let people down.
Written November 5, 2018
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JanVanMulders
Ghent, Belgium77 contributions
Walk / cycle in safe and green surroundings
May 2018 • Solo
Bang Wad is one of the safest and greenest places for walking, cycling, jogging in Phuket. It is very safe to walk and run as you have a dedicated cycling / walking lane around the reservoir (it is occasionally used by cars, but that is very irregular and drivers are aware that this road is basically for cyclist and walkers). The road circling the dam is between 6 to
7km.

The scenery is quite nice as it is basically a water reservoir surrounded by lush green hills with plenty of birds. On the dam itself you can often catch a nice breeze and the road around the dam is to a large extent shielded from sunlight because of the trees. If you walk around, you will also see some waterfalls, one of which is a bit hidden, but which I find much more beautiful than Kathu-waterfall

Note
- they have 2 or 3 tracks for mountain biking at the base of the reservoir
- dog walking is allowed
- BBQ is occasionally done by groups of people (though not sure if it is officially permitted)
- fishing is occasionally done (though not sure if it is officially permitted)
- some mornings you cab catch people doing aerobics
- sufficient parking space
Written May 24, 2018
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Nok T
93 contributions
Live jogging? Love biking? This is for you
Aug 2017 • Family
If you love jogging, mountain biking , bird watching or even slow-fast walking - this is the place for you, early morning recharge the energy for yourself come up here enjoy the view ...not so many people so the road is yours .....walk around the dam is 6Kms ...greenery view with clean air what else you needed!!! Even though you are on vacation don't forget to add exercise routine in your daily schedule;-) ...if you are not morning person then afternoon will be good for your either , more people in the late afternoon but you won't feel crowed ....pls prepare drinking water with you too ...

If you are lucky you will meet& greets white head eagles ...
Written August 23, 2017
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Samsquamch
Edmonton, Canada43 contributions
Running, Walking, cycling, BBQ and even fishing
Dec 2016 • Couples
Well maintained track around the reservoir. Dedicated bike/running lane. Ive have several evening BBQs here overs the years and have caught plenty of fish. Some small waterfalls and springs around the track to cool off.
Written December 29, 2016
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JanVanMulders
Ghent, Belgium77 contributions
Safest and nicest place to cycle or run in whole of Phuket
Oct 2016 • Family
This is a great place for cycling or running. You will running on a traffic-fee road surrounded by lush and refreshing greenery. It is by far the safest place in Phuket for cycling in scenic surroundings. It is basically a traffic-free road looping around a reservoir. Except for weekend afternoons it is extremely quiet....

Written October 10, 2016
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Peter S
Kelowna, Canada129 contributions
Great place for a run or bike ride!
Feb 2016 • Solo
If you want a run without feeling like you are going to get mowed down by traffic, Bangwad Dam/Reservoir is the place to go in Phuket.

The reservoir has a newly paved 6 km loop road going all the way around the reservoir and over the dam. Vehicles are allowed but it is quite quiet. The scenery is wonderful and there is lots of shaded areas to keep the temperature decent.

Weekend afternoons (after 4pm) are busier with locals and there are some amenities set up for basic food and drinks, but if you're there any other time it is very quiet. Either way its a great run or walk.
Written April 5, 2016
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