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Cheow Lan Dam (Ratchaprapa Dam)

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Address: Khao Sok National Park | Khao Pang Subdistrict, Ban Ta Khun 46820, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Simply beautiful!

The water is the most beautiful clear blue, and delightfully warm for swimming. Dotted with islands. Spying monkeys in the trees is such a treat!

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The water is the most beautiful clear blue, and delightfully warm for swimming. Dotted with islands. Spying monkeys in the trees is such a treat!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We was there last year (april). It is really wonderfull place, amazing natur, gorgeous rocks and lagunas, warm wather to sweem and big jungle around.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a full day Lake Tour and were picked up from our hotel reception (Khao Sok Paradise) and transported by mini-bus (with A/C) with several other guests. There were only 8 of us in total plus the guide and driver. We stopped at the market on the way for various provisions and a comfort break before heading off to... More 

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Mount Coolum, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit this man made dam when you go to Khao Sok National Park, it is unbelievably stunning.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great trip. Shared the boat with another couple so split the cost. The guide was so friendly and stopped off for us to have a dip in the water. He then took as to the water bungalows for a coffee and offered for us to kayak. It was amazing with the most beautiful photos

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a great place to visit and spend the day. scenery is lovely and I really enjoyed the cruise at the Dam

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to cheow lan lake with a local tourist office found in Khao Lak. This trip is very popular, there shouldn't be a problem with finding an offer in any city around... the lake is a part of Khao Sok National Park. It is so beautiful... we had an over an hour trip by long tail boat to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying for the night in the raft houses near the dam was part of our trip Singapore to Bangkok with Intrepid). I didn't read anything about the place before and was wonderfully surprised with the beautiful scenery. The accommodations were very basics but the food served there was delicious. The next day early morning we went on the long boat... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Go see for yourself it is a must see. Beautiful man made dam. Go stay on the dam in a floating campsite or one of the hotels.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Spent 3.5 hours on a private longtail boat ride around the dam and its most popular views, along with a stop at a restaurant on the lake for lunch and then back to the dock for a ride back to our hotel. It was well worth it.

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