Rajjaprabha Dam

Rajjaprabha

Location Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani Province

Dam Features

Type Rockfill dam with clay core
Height 94 meters
Crest length 761 meters
Reservoir’s area 185 square kilometers
Reservoir's storage capaciy 5,639 million cubic meters

Generating Capacity
         The power plant houses three 80 MW generators, totaling 240 MW of generating capacity.

Background
         To commemorate the 5th cycle Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the project on the construction of Chiew Lan for the purpose of irrigation and power generation was incorporated in the 4th National Economic and Social Development Plan (1977-1981).
         The construction of Chiew Lan Dam commenced on February 9, 1982 and was completed in September 1987. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej graciously gave the name “Rajjaprabha” meaning “the Light of the Kingdom” to the dam. The dam and the hydropower plant were inaugurated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on September 30, 1987.

Facilities

Accommodation
         At Rajjaprabha Dam, we offer the visitors who come to explore the Guilin of Thailand with comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. There is a choice of guest rooms available to suit visitors' needs.

Restaurant
         Guilin Restaurant has beautiful scenery with the sea of mist in the morning and wonderful sunset in the afternoon.

Golf Course
         We offer the visitors with standard golf course of 18 holes. Also, there is a restaurant near the golf course offered for golf players for their most convenience.

Reservoir Sightseeing
         The reservoir of Rajjaprabha Dam is commonly known as “Guilin of Thailand.” Inside the reservoir, there are residing rafts provided by Khao Sok National Park and private rafts available for tourists to stay.
         In travelling in the reservoir, tourists can use long-tailed boats to see the beautiful limestone hills in the reservoir or to make a trekking to visit the Nam Talu Cave.
         The viewpoint on the dam crest is a leisure spot from where tourists can have a scenic view of Rajjaprabha Dam. The landscape inside the dam is beautifully decorated. The replica of the revered Buddha image called “Phra Buddha Sirisattaraj” (Luang Phor Chet Kasat) is also enshrined inside the dam area for people to pay homage.