Vajiralongkorn Dam (Khao Laem Dam)
It is a rockfill Dam with a reinforced concrete surface measuring 92 metres high. Its crest is 10 metres wide and 1,019 metres long stretching across the Khwae Noi River.
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. Floating rafts are also available for overnight stays.Contact: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), tel. 0 3459 9077 ext. 2502 and 2506, 0 3459 8030 or Bangkok, Tel. 0 2436 6046-8Getting there: The dam is located at Tambon Tha Khanun, 153 km. from Kanchanaburi on Highway 323http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-attractions-Detail/Vajiralongkorn-Dam–265