Chulaphorn Dam

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Location Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Province

Dam Features

Type Rockfill dam with clay core
Height 70 meters
Crest length 700 meters
Crest width 8 meters
Reservoir's storage capaciy 193.75 million cubic meters

Generating Capacity
         Chulabhorn Dam is equipped with 2 power generators, each of which is 20 MW of an installed capacity, totaling 40 MW.

Background
         Formerly known as “Nam Phrom Dam,” Chulabhorn Dam was built across Phrom River at the area of Phu Yuak, Thung Lui Lai Sub-district, Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Province. The dam construction by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) started in January 1970. After the completion, Chulabhorn Dam has supplied electricity to the power system since October 1972.
         The opening ceremony of the dam was performed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn on June 3, 1973. The name “Chulabhorn” was given to the dam with the royal permission.

Facilities

Accommodation
         With different styles of rooms and guest-houses as well as beautiful scenery, the visitors can enjoy family or group activities here.

Restaurant
         The delicious taste of food is enhanced with affordable price and a view of reservoir in Chulabhorn Dam.

Golf Course
         The golf course at Chulabhorn Dam is comprised of 9 holes.

Recreational Park
         Among the interesting things in the Chulabhorn Dam site is Chulabhorn Dam Park covering an area of approximately 41 rai, designated as a preserved forest with various of plants and a rest pavilion called “Sala Phrom Pisamai.” The unique plants found in the forest comprise two main species namely Son Sam Roi Yod and Son Hang Ma or Ya Thot Plong (horsetail or Equisetum) which are ancient plants of more than 325 million years. On the left side of the dam, opposite to Chulabhorn Dam Park, is the location where the replica of Phra Buddha Sirisattaraj (Luang Phor Chet Kasat), a revered Buddha image is enshrined. From Lup Khuan View Pavilion, scenery of the far away hills of Phu Kra Deung and Phu Luang in Leoi Province can be seen.