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A lake downstream of the dam.

On top of Kaeng Krachan main dam.
Kaeng Krachan Dam is located in the vicinity of
Kaeng Krachan National Park. Construction of the
dam was completed in 1966 and power generation
was installed later on by EGAT. The dam stores
water which is then released to Phetch Dam
(Regulating Dam). Water is mainly used for
irrigation and solve the water shortage problem
in Hua Hin District.

The dam is 58 m high and 760 m long.

View of the reservoir.

Powerhouse with 19 MW generation.

   (Bangkoksite digital photos shot on October 30, 2004)

Kaeng Krachan Dam is a multi-purposes hydro-electric
project located in Phetchaburi Province. The Project
provides water for irrigation, fishery, and power generation.
The dam was built in 1966 and created a reservoir of 46.5
sq.km. It has become tourists attraction site with beautiful scenery, water sports, resorts and golf club.

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            A beautiful view of Kaeng Krachan reservoir.

A beach for water sports and boat trip.
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A restaurant by the reservoir.


Kaeng Krachan at the Dam Crest
  12 55' 00.46" N,99 37' 47.62" E

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Kaeng Krachan is the largest national
park of Thailand. The park was created
on June 1981 as the 28th national park
of Thailand. Originally covering an area
of 2,478 kmĀ² and it was enlarged on December 1984 to include the boundary
area between Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces.

The park has been included in the list of ASEAN heritage parks.

How to Get There :
From Phetchaburi downtown area
drive to Tha Yang and follow the
Highway No.3499 which runs in
parallel to the concrete irrigation
canal until Phetch Dam and then
further on to Kaeng Krachan Dam.
The total distance from Phetchaburi
downtown to Kaeng Krachan Dam
is about 60 kms.

Visitors with destination at Cha Am,
Hua Hin, or Pranburi can easily
visit Kaeng Krachan Dam and its
national park.

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Updated : September 18, 2008