Photo: A damn good view from a dam.

Kaeng Krachan Reservoir

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Visitors can gaze over the mountain-rimmed Kaeng Krachan Reservoir from the top of a large dam or at water level from a boat.

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As the national park’s namesake attraction, this 45-square-kilometre reservoir formed after the Phetchaburi River was dammed in 1965. The scenery is lovely and migratory birds arrive every year in March and April. A road lined with flowering trees passes a large lotus pond on the way up to the dam, which most Thai travellers consider a must-visit attraction in the area.

A bridge to nowhere. Photo taken in or around Kaeng Krachan Reservoir, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand by David Luekens.

A bridge to nowhere. Photo: David Luekens

The water stretches to the east of a central portion of the park and you don’t have to pay for a ticket to view it from atop the dam in Baan Kaeng Krachan or Park Headquarters, where a nifty suspension bridge stretches across an inlet. It appears to have been built solely for selfies—visitors can walk on the bridge but the other side is blocked off and we didn’t ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 100 words.)

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