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Khuen Pa Sak Cholasit The biggest reservoir in Central Thailand, the Pa Sak Cholasit Dam was constructed as part of the Maenam Pa Sak Royal Development Project, an initiative of King Bhumibol. Constructed in 1989, the earth soil - filled dam with a clay core was granted the name by His Majesty the King who presided over it's opening on 25 November 1999.  

The biggest reservoir in Central Thailand, the Pa Sak Cholasit Dam was constructed as part of the Maenam Pa Sak Royal Development Project, an initiative of King Bhumibol. Constructed in 1989, the earth (soil)-filled dam with a clay core was granted the name by His Majesty the King. The Dam stretches over Lop Buri and Saraburi Provinces. It is 4,860 meters long with a capacity of 785 million cubic metres. Pa Sak Cholasit Dam is a major source of water for household, agriculture and industrial use in Lop Buri and Saraburi Provinces. Moreover, it helps prevent flooding on the Pasak riverside and Bangkok and its outskirts. The dam also provides large-scale, fresh-water fish for locals. An   emerging tourist attraction,  Pa  Sak Cholasit  Dam offers a unique  opportunity to travel across the reservoir by train. The railway was constructed along the dams ridge  which  leads to Pa Sak Basin Museum and a scenic lookout point above the dam. The journey offers a breathtaking and refreshing view of the reservoir, and also a bed of sunflowers. It serves  daily from 7.30 a.m. - 18.00 p.m. The fare is 25 Baht for adult and  10 Baht for children.  Getting  o Pa Sak Cholasit Dam is easy. By car from Lop Buri city, take Highway No. 3017  ( Phatthana Nikhom Wat Mueang ) for a total distance of 60 kilometres. It is highly recommended to take the trip by train during November January. The State Railway of Thailand operates a special route to and from Bangkok - Pa Sak Cholasit Dam every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. For more information, contact Tel: 02 223 7101   02 223 7101  or 02 223 7020   02 223 7020


San Phra Kan Shrine The compound is comprised of both old and new sections. The former  can be dated back to the Khmer period, as attested by the laterite mound that was found.Another former Brahman Shrine located next to Wat Phra Prang Sam Yot, across the railway station, is San Phra Kan. The compound is comprised of both old and new sections. The former can be  dated  back to the  Khmer  period,  as attested by the  laterite mound that  was found. The new section,  constructed in 1951, contains a  famous object of worship a  four-armed Vishnu figure fixed with a Buddha’s head. Located nearby is a guardian house in which various Buddha and Hindu images are enshrined. A troop of monkeys begging for food usually surrounds the Shrine. Sometimes, they can become offensive to visitors, especially those giving out food for their photographs.      

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