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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake, Banlung

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Swim in crystal clear waters and take in the scenery at Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake. This magnificent lake sits in a 4,000-year-old volcano crater, surrounded by lush jungle and walking trails. Follow the path surrounding the lake and admire an abundance of plant and animal life, keeping an eye out for exotic birds in particular. The almost perfectly circular lake has an impressive depth of 48 m (157 ft), which makes the water invitingly clear. After strolling around the water’s edge and taking in the scenic surroundings from the various viewing points, dive in to the refreshingly cool water. The lake is considered a sacred place of worship; therefore, visitors should swim wearing clothes rather than bathing suits. Using our world travel planner, Banlung attractions like Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • visited 2 waterfalls in Banlung before heading to Yeak Laom Lake. Crater lake that is believed to be 700, 000 years old..and over 50m deep! my sis and i geared up in life jackets and enjoyed 2 relaxin...  more »
  • There is no doubt that this is a lovely spot. I think the Lonely Planet description overstates its 'serenity', but it is worth a visit. Its very easy to get to without a guide (bicycle or motorbike) a...  more »
  • This Lake offers a nice relaxing change after the trekking. Those who seek peace should take not the first bathing platform. Around the Lake, there are still more. Hammocks can be booked in cottages around the Lake. Fee, access costs and closes at 6: 00
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  • This is a historical place, her name is Yeak Laom Lake in Khmer បឹងយក្សលោម. It also has a story related. Very nice place to visit and relaxing. Nice
  • Most Beautiful place for visiting
  • fantastic swimming and jumping to the crystal clear water, but you have to bath with your clothes ;-), nice picnic place, entry fee 1,5 USD for foreigner
  • Essential destination if you stay in Banlung. Its cool crystal-clear waters are best enjoyed early morning before too many people settle down for picnic.
  • Nice place