Lam Phra Phloeng Dam: Admiring the Natural Scenic Attraction in Korat229
BY The Bear Travel Team

Lam Phra Phloeng Dam: Admiring the Natural Scenic Attraction in Korat

If you want to travel through northeastern Thailand and are looking for unique and quality tourist attractions, you must explore the Lam Phloeng Dam in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat). 

The best part about traveling through Nakhon Ratchasima is you are off the major tourist routes and can explore many tourist attractions. Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is one of the most well-known and scenic attractions in Amphur Pak Thong Chai (Korat). Visitors can rent a lodge and admire the natural beauty of their surroundings or explore the nearby waterfalls to spend a relaxing day.

So come along and live the adventurous delight at the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam, making your tour worthwhile.


The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

The Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is the perfect spot surrounded by nature for camping and relaxation. Visitors can enjoy fishing and boating in the reservoir or camp near it for the night. 



Stunning Attractions Around the Dam

Also located in the Pak Thong district in Nakhon Ratchasima, close to the Jim Thompson Farm, is the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam, located directly on the river of the same name. The dam was completed in 1963 and was the first in the region. It had many problems with sedimentation over the years that have caused lots of erosion. Still, the function of the dam is significant to irrigate the water so it can generate electricity.

If you want somewhere to come, relax by the river, fish or take in the stunning surrounding countryside in Nakhon Ratchasima, Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is an awe-inspiring choice. Many locals visit the dam, especially on weekends, to fish, swim, and have a great time. We would suggest that you do the same. The Royal Irrigation Department runs and controls the dam, which keeps the place neat. 


The Bear Travel   Trivia!

The Lam Phra Phloeng Dam, which means “Creek of Fire,” was constructed in 1963. It has a reservoir between a creek measuring approximately 7 km long.



A Vibrant View From Wat Pa Si Phothiyan

Enjoy the fabulous view over the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam from Wat Pa Si Phothiyan. Driving up the mountain and enjoying the stunning view of the Mountains and Dam is worth it. The temple houses a large golden Buddha image made of pieces of natural gold leaf. Behind the giant Buddha image is another smaller Buddha known as Luang Pho Than Chai.



How to Visit the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam in Korat?

The Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is located in Nakhon Ratchasima, 260 km northeast of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). It can be reached by taking Highway 304 from Nakhon Ratchasima city center. By taking a right turn after 4km, the reservoir is 28 km away. Other notable tourist attractions near the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam are Jim Thompson Farm, Khao Yai National Park, Khmer Temple at Phimai, and many more. You can visit this place by bus, taxi ride, or train through some of the most splendid natural sceneries.



Why Visit the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam in Korat?

The Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is set across a beautiful natural landscape, a popular attraction among locals and foreign travelers. Following are some of the reasons to visit:

  • A place to relax in a calm and beautiful environment.
  • Enjoy dining and fishing at the reservoir.
  • Enjoy a boat trip along the reservoir.
  • Take a trip to nearby Khlong Ki and Khun Chong waterfalls.
  • Visit the nearby Jim Thompson Farm.


The Bear Travel   Did You Know?

The Nakhon Ratchasima is one of the largest provinces in Thailand and has 32 districts; it is culturally and industrially prosperous. This province has over 7000 industries, most of which are agricultural processing factories. The Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is a reservoir that provides water for irrigation in this province and is a tourist destination.




Map & More Information


Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is one of Thailand's most beautiful tourist attractions. Visitors can enjoy a calm day at the reservoir, take a thrilling long-tail boat ride, and visit the two waterfalls. The dam site offers overnight lodging and camping; visitors can fish in the lake. This dam is near the most visited and well-known Khao Yai National Park.



Thai Citizens: 180 Thai Baht for Adults  |  Free for Children

Foreigners: 200 Thai Baht for Adults  |  Free for Children

Business Hours

6:00 am - 6:00 pm  Monday – Sunday

Business Address

Takhop, Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30150, Thailand

Contact Number

+66 (0) 44 373 184

Email Address



14.594822, 101.839682



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