Lazing Around at Huay Tung Tao Lake

About 10km out of the old city lies a well-known man-made lake called Huay Tung Tao. It's where you'll find groups of Thais sharing large platters of steamed fish and drinking beers on a sunny afternoon, and goldendoodles plopping in the water to cool off, and fully-clothed Thai children doing the same. It's a lovely place to watch the world pass by, even if that world only consists of a crisp mountain view over an enormous lake.

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It's 20 Baht to get in the park, and you drive to any side of the lake you choose. You can hire pedal boats and tubes, and the menu offers the usual Thai fare, although it is a little pricier than usual. You can bring your own beers and food although you'll have to pay 500 Baht to use the table. We have never swum there, as we've heard rumours about lake-snakes and other creepy-crawlies, and usually get a bit distracted by our ice-cold beers, dancing shrimp, and great conversation.

Here are my photos from various outings to the lake:

Late afternoon skies.
The setting sun.
Some of the other huts.
A view of the lake and mountain from our eating-spot.
Myself, my boyfriend, and our dog for the day.
Serious Teacher Martin and Playful Teacher Matt.
Some gorgeous girlfriends.
A friend squeezing water from her skirt, and fire-smoke in the background.


  1. Damn your boyfriend is a cutie!

  2. Haha! Well, I suppose all I can do is agree with you...

  3. Matthew Bowring22 July 2013 at 21:23

    Can never argue with a trip to Huay Tung Tao. Well put :)