8 Dams in Thailand that you should visit - With photos & details

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8 Dams to explore in Thailand

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Bhumibol DamBan Na, Sam Ngao District, Tak 63130, Thailand

Bhumibol Dam Also called Yanhee Dam is the first multipurpose dam in Thailand. It is the largest curved concrete dam in Thailand and Southeast Asia The reservoir can be considered as having the highest amount of capacity in Southeast Asia and is a breeding ground of freshwater animals.

Chao Phraya DamChao Phraya Dam, Tambon Bang Luang, Amphoe Sapphaya, Chang Wat Chai Nat 17150, Thailand

The nation's first large-scale Dam is located at the bend of Bang Krabian River, Mu 3, Tambon Bang Luang. With a total length of 237.5 meters and a height of 16.5 meters, this reinforced concrete dam is built across flowing water and consists of 16 spillways.The dam's opening ceremony, dated February 7, 1957. The dam is beautiful particularly between January and February, when it is home to thousands of waterfowl.

Dam KrasiaoDan Chang, Dan Chang District, Suphan Buri 72180, Thailand

It is the earth dam built to restore water from Kra Siao Stream. It is the longest earth dam in Thailand and large breeding ground.

Saritphong DamMueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand

The Saritphong Dam was built in the 14th century and had the function of restoring the main water reservoir to the drinking water supply of the capital of the ancient kingdom Sukhothai.

Sirikit DamPha Lueat, Tha Pla District, Uttaradit 53190, Thailand

It is Thailand’s largest earth dam, constructed under the Nan River Basin Development Project. Formerly known as Pha Som Dam. The dam and the surrounding area is a place of massive natural beauty and are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and a diverse range of exotic wildlife.

Srinakarin DamSrinakarin Dam, Tambon Tha Kradan, Amphoe Si Sawat, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi 71250, Thailand

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.

Ubol Ratana DamUbol Ratana Dam, Tambon Khuean Ubolratana, Amphoe Ubolratana, Chang Wat Khon Kaen 40250, Thailand

Ubol Ratana Dam is the first multi-purpose dam of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) in the northeastern part of Thailand. The dam is also the control center of the electricity generation of the Northeast. The dam construction was completed in 1965. Ubol Ratana Dam, originally known as “Phong Neep Dam,

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

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.