Chao Phraya Dam

The nation’s first large-scale Dam is located at the bend of Bang Krabian River, Mu 3, Tambon Bang Luang. With a total length of 237.5 meters and a height of 16.5 meters, this reinforced concrete dam is built across flowing water and consists of 16 spillways.

The dam’s opening ceremony, dated February 7, 1957, was presided over by both His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. The dam is beautiful particularly between January and February, when it is home to thousands of waterfowl. The dam also serves a practical purpose, releasing water from the northern region to the central lower basin for irrigation, hydroelectric power, and to conserve marine animals. The Chao Phraya Dam provides 19 rooms for hire at 600 baht a night.

To get there, from AmphoeMueang, travel along Highway No. 304 and turn left towards AmphoeSapphaya, proceeding for another 6 kilometers. Buses are also another option: take the Bangkok-AmphoeWat Sing, Bus No. 1061 (Chai Nat-Pho Nang Tam), or Bus No. 110 (Sing Buri-Chai Nat).

The Chao Phraya Dam is open daily from 8.00 am-5.00 pm. For more information, call 0 560 5012-6 ext 210.

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