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Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi

Today, we decided to do some historical digging and visit one of the most unique places in Thailand.

Vajiralongkorn Dam is a unique tourist attraction that is part of the Thong Pha Phum National Park. It’s also known as Khao Laem Dam and was initially constructed back in 1985. Furthermore, it lies right across the famous River Kwai, more commonly known as the Khwae Noi River. 

We could say that this dam is an exciting place to visit, so make sure you continue reading.

 

The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

The scenic lake provides breathtaking views as you cruise along with it. If you are planning an overnight stay, there are floating rafts available for that.

 

First-ever Dam in Thailand

As the first-ever dam in Thailand to supply a water-powered 300 MW hydroelectric power station, it is something to behold! 

The dam is run and managed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. It took five years to construct and uses 3x 100 MW hydropower generators and has a storage capacity of 8,860 million m3. The concrete surface of the dam scales a height of 92 meters. 

 

The Bear Travel  Trivia!

The concrete dam is 92 meters high and stretches for 1019 meters across the river Kwai. The Dam produces 300 MW of hydroelectric power.

 

 

If you are looking for something to do around the dam, there is a lake nearby that rents rafts and offers boat tours. You can go swimming and enjoy the scene from another perspective. Make sure you book in advance in regards to the boats because there is quite a lot of demand. Or you visit Pilok, a lovely village in the mountains.  

 

The Bear Travel  Did You Know?

The Dam construction took five years and started electricity production in 1985. This is Thailand’s very first hydroelectric dam.

 

 

 

Map & More Information 

 

 

Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi is Thailand’s very first hydroelectric dam. Its 388 sqm reservoir lake provides some spectacular views and you can enjoy a boat ride across it or spend a night on a floating raft.

 

Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi

 

Business Hours

08.00 – 16.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

444, Tha Kha-nun, Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi 71180

Contact Number

+66 (0) 3 459 9077

Official Website

https://vrk.egat.com/

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GPS

14.7994492, 98.5947553

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