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Vajiralongkorn Dam

Vajiralongkorn Dam, Tambon Tha Kha-nun, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi 71180, Thailand

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About Vajiralongkorn Dam

Formerly known as Khao Laem Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam is one of major dams in Thailand. It is a rockfill dam made of reinforced concrete, measured 92 metres high, 10-metre-wide weir and stretch 1,019 metres across the Khwae Noi River. The main purpose is to generate hydro electricity as well as collect flood water and supply water for agriculture. The construction of the dam creates a scenic lake you should take a cruise along to enjoy the views.



Attractions near Vajiralongkorn Dam

Thong Pha Phum National Park23.82km from Vajiralongkorn Dam

Thong Pha Phum National Park in Kanchanaburi is often overlooked due to its remote location, but its well worth the effort to get there. The undiscovered park features caves, waterfalls, tin mines, and vast jungles stretching into Burma. A popular activity is to stay the night in Tarzan huts located in the parks headquarters.  A large campsite is also located with the headquarters with viewing areas looking out across the mountainous jungle.

Three Pagodas Pass60.2km from Vajiralongkorn Dam

Three Pagodas Pass is on the Thai-Myanmar border but accessible to foreigners only from the Thai side. It is located between Sangkhlaburi in Thailand and Payathonzu in Myanmar. It s was for centuries along the main land route between India and South East Asia. The strategic location was last exploited by the Japanese during World War II, who used POW labor to build the infamous Death Railway to ferry supplies across.

Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre62.85km from Vajiralongkorn Dam

Hellfire Pass is by far the most impressive war memorial in Kanchanaburi province. A visit is highly recommended for people with a strong interest in World War II history. A railway cutting through the mountains on the Death Railway, known by the Japanese as Konyu cutting. It is now one of the famous attractions in Thailand.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary68.57km from Vajiralongkorn Dam

It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1972, and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary stretches over an area of about 3,647.2 kilometer square and is the largest protected area in Thailand.

Srinakarin Dam72.04km from Vajiralongkorn Dam

The awe-inspiring Srinakarin Dam in Thailand is located in the province of Kanchanaburi Thailand’s third-largest province. It is a place of great natural beauty and has several national parks within its boundaries. Kanchanaburi is situated on the western perimeter of Thailand and borders neighbouring Myanmar at the famous ‘Three Pagodas Pass’.Khaoen Srinakarin national park is located two hundred kilometres from Bangkok and is the location of Srinakarin Dam.

Erawan National Park75.41km from Vajiralongkorn Dam

Located in West Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills range of Kanchanaburi Province, it is home to one of the most popular falls in the country. Founded in 1975 as Thailand’s 12th National Park, it is covering an area of 550 km².  The major attraction of the park is the 7-tiered Erawan Falls with emerald green ponds. There are also several impressive and long caves within the park, some of them deeper inside the park, few of them along the roads around the park.

Where is Vajiralongkorn Dam

Discover more attractions in Kanchanaburi, where Vajiralongkorn Dam is located

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Kanchanaburi is well known for the history of its ancient civilization and the World War II Bridge over the River Kwai. In 1942 more than 100,000 people died from horrific working conditions to build the Thailand-Burma railway bridge over the River Kwai.