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Address: Sangkhla Buri, Thailand
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5-Day Houseboat Adventure on Khao Laem Lake from Bangkok
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We really enjoyed a 90 minute boat ride from the bamboo jetty under the Mon bridge. Two pagodas and the sunken village were interesting but it was the beautiful atmospheric lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 24, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We really enjoyed a 90 minute boat ride from the bamboo jetty under the Mon bridge. Two pagodas and the sunken village were interesting but it was the beautiful atmospheric lake itself that was the star. Worth doing!

1 Thank BangkokLoft
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

Spent 4 days being pulled around on a house boat. So quiet! The weather was hot and the lake was flat. Warm and clear water, beautiful scenery.

2 Thank westiewelsh
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

The lake is really beautiful. You can rent a boat and visit many places around. One of them is a temple which remains under the water during the rainy season. It is also very interesting, in Sangklaburi to visit the floating village and the mon wooden bridge.

Thank Mariaflavia61
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, beautiful view. Remember that the amount of water depends on when you visit. During the hot season there will be very little water. Grab a bite to eat at one of the nice hotel restaurants overlooking the lake.

Thank Anniearoundtheworld
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

An absolutely lovely place to chill out, catch some sun and cool off in the waters of this lake. We hired canoes for half a day for around 150 baht and enjoyed every minute of it! Highly recommend it to any visiting the area!

Thank Shane D
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015

You can hire a longtail boat in Sangkhlaburi to take you on a ride on this very large, man-made lake. We have gone all the way from here to the dam itself and back, which took up the better part of the day, but shorter rides are easy to arrange. You quickly leave the bustle of the little town with... More 

Thank Nonnie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took a 3-4 trip on the lake going to the not so well known 3rd temple. Asked to go somewhere where we could swim and ended up miles away from the tourist trek. Five of us paid about 300 bht each which was well worth the trip.

1 Thank terrynev
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is advisable to book a long tail boat and go around to enjoy the region. A visit to the underwater temple is always included as the visit in itself is very short as there is not much to be seen.

Thank PATCO060
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

The lake is big. There are many places to enjoy, not only the Khao Laem dam or the road to Sangkhla Buri. Also the road to e-tong village, where a couple of nice restaurants are alongside the lake. Light effects are like in the paintings of Renoir, Monet, Manet and other French impressionists!

1 Thank jdezeure
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I was on the four day lake safari with lakesafarithailand.com and I loved everything about it, even if it was in the rain season. Dang was a great guide, the food was good, the nature was stunning. Especially loved the daytrip to the Karen people, including the best elephant ride ever and river rafting.

Thank Soeren S

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