Photo: Take a walk through the woods.

Lam Takong Lake

Our rating:


One of many large reservoirs in Thailand that were created by dams built in the mid to late 20th century, Lam Takong is a mountain-rimmed body of water named after the river that feeds it.

Help us hold our breath. Donate to Travelfish today!
Click here for more information on how you can help.

Photo of Lam Takong Lake

Forested mountains surround the long and fairly narrow lake, part of a protected area with very little development. While there are no lake tours or kayak rental as far as we know, visitors can enjoy the views from Suranaree Park, a large green space stretching above the southern bank and easily accessible off the northeast-bound lanes of Route 2.

Named after the much-revered noblewoman who symbolises Nakhon Ratchasima province, Suranaree Park features footpaths winding through flowering trees to benches and patches of grass with lake views. While probably not worth going far out of your way for, it’s a great place to kick back if you’re hanging around the Pak Chong area and have some free time. The park is also perfect as a picnic stop if you’re travelling up to Khorat with your own wheels.

At the northeast end of the lake stands the Lam Takong Dam, an earth-filled barrier built in 1974 at a crevasse that now attracts Thai tourists. Both Suranaree Park and the dam are great places to watch the sunset. Late in the dry months, the water gets very low and fishers stroll far out to cast their nets.

Book a flight, train, bus, taxi or ferry in Thailand with 12Go Asia

What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Khao Yai National Park.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda
 Read up on where to eat on Khao Yai National Park.
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Khao Yai National Park.
 Read up on how to get to Khao Yai National Park, or book your transport online with 12Go Asia.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Khao Yai National Park? Please read this.
 Buy a SIM card for Thailand—pick it up at the airport when you arrive.
 Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. Try with a 7–day free trial.

See below for more sights and activities in Khao Yai National Park that are listed on

Top of page

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Khao Yai National Park? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

Top of page