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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

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Address: Banlung, Cambodia
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This has to be the most peaceful place in Cambodia. A lovely walk in the shade around a big lake. Lovely place for swimming too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ven C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has to be the most peaceful place in Cambodia. A lovely walk in the shade around a big lake. Lovely place for swimming too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty lake good for a swim plenty of little shops at the car park for snacks and drinks. It costs about 2 USD for a tourist and has some lovely forest area around. It gets busy at the weekend so to avoid the crowds try going on a weekday morning if you want quiet.

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Thank Ruth P
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swimming there strangely feels very safe even when you're not a good swimmer and without a lifejacket even though it's really deep (without straying too far from the jetty)

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some reason, I thought this lake was in a dormant volcano which I had to navigate up. It isnt. I visited by motorbike. There isnt any real slopes to navigate. However, entrance fee was just USD2.50. The area is kept quite clean. At the bottom of the steps which lead to the lake, there is a diving an viewing... More 

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Thank wilkinsonde
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we reach in Banlung / rattanakiri province we very happy because we meet local people's life and natural mountain and waterfall in Banlung , If you are going to visit Ratanakiri province please don't forget to visit Beng Yeak Loam lake , It dosn't far from Banlong city if by Car around 20 minute from Banlung , we can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Swings over the lake and little boys jumping in from the tree tops. A gentle stroll around the lake and a quick dip in the cool clear water from the wooden decking. Lush! Could do with more dustbins and more food around but otherwise a lovely way to spend a few hours.

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Thank Robyn J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This beautiful lake is surrounded by forrest. The water is blue and crystal clear and just perfect to take a swim

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

After paying the 2$ entrancefee you will see the beautiful blue lake with its green surroundings lying in front of you. It is perfect for swimming since the water is crystal clear and not too cold. For the woman: wearing a bikini is not allowed as it is a sacred lake, so wear shorts and a t-shirt.

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Thank tempeltijgers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I love to swim in this lake .it is a huge ,clear and warm water crater lake. If you come to Banlung you should not miss this swimmin hole .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This crater lake in Banlung was a pleasant surprise and a lovely treat for myself and my husband and two kids. We took a tuktuk there but you could get there by bicycle. It had a nice dock which we could jump off of and we did so with many local kids and families enjoying too. Be aware that this... More 

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