Vajiralongkorn Dam

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Location Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi Province

Dam Features

Type Rockfill dam with concrete facing slab
Height 92 meters
Crest length 1,019 meters
Crest width 10 meters
Reservoir’s area 388 square kilometers
Reservoir's storage capaciy 8,860 million cubic meters

Generating Capacity
         Vajiralongkorn Power Plant houses three 100 MW conventional hydroelectric generating units, totaling 300 MW of installed capacity.

Background
         Vajiralongkorn Dam, known formerly as Khao Laem Dam is a multi-purpose dam under the Development of Mae Klong River Basin Project. The result of the feasibility study conducted by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and foreign experts revealed that the Khao Laem area in Tha Khanun Sub-district, Thong Pha Phum District was an appropriate site for a dam construction.
         The opening ceremony of the dam was performed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn on January 9, 1986. Since 2001, the dam has been named “Vajiralongkorn” after the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (presently His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.)

Facilities

Accommodation
         At Vajiralongkorn Dam, we offer the visitors comfortable accommodation with full facilities at an affordable price. There is a choice of guest rooms and houses available to suit visitors' needs.

Restaurant
         Ruen Khao Lam Restaurant is located amid beautiful view of mountains and fields. It can accommodate 200 visitors. The parking lot is available for 30 cars. The recommended menus are Asian redtail catfish tom yum and fried giant gourami fish with garlic.

Other Facilities
         Swimming pool, tennis court, football field, futsal field, shooting range.

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