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

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

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

The best part about traveling through Nakhon Ratchasima in Central Thailand 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 and make your tour worthwhile in Central Thailand.


The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

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


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. Construction of the dam was completed way back in 1963 and was the first of its kind in the region. The dam has 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 are looking for 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 come to the dam, especially on weekends, to fish, swim and have a great time. We would suggest that you do the same. The dam is run and controlled by the Royal Irrigation Department, which keeps the place neat and tidy. 


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.


Wat Pa Si Phothiyan

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


How to Visit the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam?

The Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is located in Nakhon Ratchasima, which is 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 taking a bus, taxi ride, or train journey through some of the most splendid natural sceneries.


Why Visit the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam?

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 the largest province 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 serves as a tourist destination.




Map & More Information



Lam Phra Phloeng Dam is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Central Thailand. 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, and visitors can fish in the lake. This dam is located close to 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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