Catagorize: Dam,Reservoir, Lake
Srinakarin Dam (former name: Chaonen Dam) is the first multipurpose dam of Maeklong Basin Development Project. It was built on Kwae Yai River in Baan Chaonen, Thakradarn Sub-District, Srisawat District, Kanchanaburi Province. It is the eighth of seventeen dams that Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has built for various aspects of benefits, citizen life development, and tourist attraction.
The dam was built to develop lives of Thai people and the country. Nowadays, the dam has become one of the most important tourist sites in Kanchanaburi Province. Many tourists visit the dam every year. This is one of the significant sites of Thailand.
The construction of Srinakarin Dam started in 1973 and completed in 1980. His Majesty the King Bhumibol allowed to use the name of Somdet Phra Sri Nagarindra The Princess Mother as the dam’s name and went to open the dam with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 15 June 1982. Srinakarin Dam is about 200 kilometers from Bangkok. One day trip and staying overnight are both available. Travelling by car is about 2 and a half hours. Use Petchaksem Road (No.4) or Borommaratchachonnanee Road (No.338), passing NakornChaisri District-Nakorn Pathom Province and Baanpong-Thamaka-Thamuang District to Kanchanaburi Province. Pass Kaengsean intersection and go along on the Public Highway No. 3199 (Kanchanaburi-Srisawat), passing Ladya Sub-District and Thatoongna Dam for 64 kilometers to Srinakarin Dam. Travelling by public transportation Bangkok-Kanchanaburi or by train from Bangkoknoi Train Station (Thonburi), visitors can continue the journey at the bus station in Muang District to Srinakarin Dam Market and then use a cab to travel around the dam and nearby places.