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Pa Sak Cholasit Dam, Phatthana Nikhom
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The Pa Sak Jolasid Dam or Pa Sak Cholasit Dam impounds the Pa Sak River at Ban Kaeng Suea Ten, Tambon Nong Bua, Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Province, Thailand. It is the biggest reservoir in central Thailand.The 4860m wide and 36.5m high dam is earth-filled with an impervious core. The storage capacity is 785 million m3 of water at normal water level, with a maximum capacity of 960 million m3. The dam also supplies about 6.7 MW of hydro-electric power.HistoryThe Pa Sak Cholasit Dam Project is one of the major irrigation projects of Thailand, providing water to the plantations in the Pa Sak valley and lower Chao Phraya valley. The dam also decreases problems of water management in Bangkok by permitting more flood control, as the Pa Sak river was one of the main sources of flooding in the Bangkok metropolitan area.King Bhumibol Adulyadej initiated a project to develop the Pa Sak River valley and lower Chao Phraya valley on 19 February 1989 as part of the Maenam Pa Sak Royal Development Project. On 4 July 1991 Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun set up a study group for the dam project. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over a royal ceremony on 15 June 1998, starting the storing of water in the reservoir.On 20 October 1991 King Bhumibol Adulyadej gave the dam its official name, Pa Sak Cholasit. The king also presided over the inauguration of the dam on 25 November 1999. The park is now also a tourist attraction.
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  • Located at Tambon Nong Bua district, Lopburi and tambon phran estate development, Wang Muang, saraburi province. The project has a total area of 105,300 acres, is the largest dam in the country, Thailand. March 59 hot air measured 40 degrees with the car take you to the dam area visits 25 baht/person. The journey takes 50 minutes to each back.
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  • Crazy affordable end of the dam are mostly to fish bridge. Good breeze sayen Akasaka dam It has a front dam, many taking photos like the angle of the deposit. Select a tour bus passed around Mons Dam Summary who may never come. Let's take a look at in.
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  • A visit is worth only if they are already near. If you are travelling from Bangkok, you will be disappointed. It's a large reservoir that is full only after the rainy season. Dining options are overly expensive.
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