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Chulabhorn Dam / Nam Phrom Dam is situated at Thung Phra Sub-district to obstruct the

Phrom River on the Khun Phai mountain range in the area called Phu Yuak. It is a rockfill

dam with a core of clay packed with stones and pebbles. The ridge of the dam is 700 metres

long, while the height from its base is 70 metres and the width of 8 metres. It is a multi purpose

dam under the supervision of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand ( EGAT ).

It is aimed to generate electrical power for irrigation and agricultural purposes during the dry

season. Its reservoir is also a breeding source of fresh-water fish.

Within the area of the dam is beautiful scenery with cool weather throughout the year. It

is an interesting attraction of Chaiyaphum. Accommodation and restaurants are also provided

for tourists. There are boats for cruising in the reservoir, as well as, a sightseeing point

above the dam. The Temperate Plants Experimental Centre and observatory are also located

here. For information of the accommodation of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand,

please contact Tel. 0 4486 1668-9. For reservations of the accommodation within the

Chulabhorn Dam’s Experiment and Training Station (Khon Kaen University),

please contact Tel. 0 4338 4969 ext: 2787.


Tourist Attractions within the Chulabhorn Dam are as follows:


The Replica of Phra Phutthasiri Sakkharat (Luangpho Chet Kasat)  is a revered Buddha image enshrined at the left side of the dam, opposite Chulabhorn Dam’s Park.


The 325-Million-Years Ancient Plants  are in the similar category of grass, comprising of 2 main species; namely, Son Sam Roi Yot ( Lycopodium ) and Son Hang Ma or Ya Thot Plong ( Horsetail or Equisetum ).


Lup Khuan View Pavilion is a viewpoint with a height of more than 800 metres.


The Waterfront Ground by the Royal Residence  is surrounded by a serene atmosphere. From there, the ridge of the dam and the reservoir can be admired.

To get there: From the centre of Chaiyaphum, take the Chaiyaphum – Chum Phae Road ( Highway No. 201 ) to the Nong Song Hong Intersection. Turn left into Highway No. 2055 (Khon San District), being a total distance of 120 kilometres. Otherwise, take the Lom Sak – Chum Phae route ( Highway No. 12 ). At Khon San District, there is a crossroad to Chulabhorn Dam, being a distance of 40 kilometres.

Chaiyaphum Province, Page 12, Chulabhorn Dam / Nam Phrom Dam
Chaiyaphum Province, Page 13, Pa Hin Ngam National Park