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Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

Banlung, Cambodia
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Nice swim on a hot day!

A nice half a day trip to see the locals enjoying the lake! We asked the boys if they'd let us play... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Georgia T
Banlung, Cambodia
via mobile
It's a nice place for a walk and a swim

The volcano lake is considered sacred to the people. There's a path all the way around to walk on... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Audra C
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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“life jackets” (8 reviews)
“clear water” (7 reviews)
“lovely place” (5 reviews)
Banlung, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice half a day trip to see the locals enjoying the lake! We asked the boys if they'd let us play on the rope swing - to our delight they said yes! Easy to find, not many foreign tourists and a nice little swim...More

Thank Georgia T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The volcano lake is considered sacred to the people. There's a path all the way around to walk on and the water is very clear. I saw a largish turtle swimming there. There are docks built around the lake here and there to make it...More

Thank Audra C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake is a beautiful place to visit. It's sacred to the Khmer so its kept pretty clean. You can relax by the water or jump in for a swim. The water is very deep and there are life jackets available if you...More

Thank Jordan B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Nice lake, nice water, nice food and drink options Trash is everywhere which is not great Its a couple dollars to get in which is annoying

Thank gwork10
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

It's great to be here and enjoy with the view around the lake, swimming, visiting the cultural center and trekking around the lake, it needs about 2 hours for the visit, it is great to learn about the minority's lives here,...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is the roundest lake I've ever seen! It is maybe 700 meters across and takes about an hour to walk [leisurely] around on a wide and well worn path. The lake is very popular with local Khmer folks as well as tourists, but very...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This place is so beautiful and a perfect place to go for a swim after a hot day in Ban lung. Go down the stairs and take the trail to the right and continue walking and you will find more docks that are empty, quiet...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We came down for a swim midday on a weekday. It's absolutely not to be missed! Walk down on the right side for a few docks built out for a wonderful swim. In the hot dusty world that can be Cambodia this was refreshing. The...More

Thank Iratdog
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited this volcanic lake as part of a day long guided tour with 2 friends. Water is refreshing, clean, beautiful, felt like I was in heaven being able to swim and float on my back gazing up at the clear sky. Just perfect temperature to...More

Thank Naomi G
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A Cambodian legend tells of a giant demon who ripped trees and dirt from the land in an attempt to find two lovers hiding from his terrible wrath. The lovers escaped, but the demon had made a hole in the ground which slowly filled with...More

1  Thank Yasmin M
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