Lake Yeak Laom

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Yeak Laom Lake
Yak Loum.jpg
Aerial view
Yeak Laom Lake បឹងយក្សឡោម is located in Cambodia
Yeak Laom Lake បឹងយក្សឡោម
Yeak Laom Lake
Coordinates13°43′48″N 107°00′54″E / 13.730°N 107.015°E / 13.730; 107.015Coordinates: 13°43′48″N 107°00′54″E / 13.730°N 107.015°E / 13.730; 107.015
Typecrater lake
Basin countriesCambodia
Max. length750 metres (2,460 ft)
Max. width750 metres (2,460 ft)
Surface area575.32 square kilometres (222.13 sq mi)
Max. depth48 m (157 ft)

Yeak Loam (Khmer: បឹងយក្សឡោម, Khmer pronunciation: [jeaʔ laom]), also spelled Yak Lom or Yak Loum, is a lake and a popular tourist destination in the Ratanakiri province of north-eastern Cambodia. Located approximately 3 mi (4.8 km) from the provincial capital, Banlung, the beautiful lake occupies a 4,000-year-old volcanic crater. Due to the lake’s tremendous depth 48 m (157 ft), its water is exceptionally clean and clear. The lake is almost perfectly round and measures 0.72 km (0.45 mi) in diameter. Large trees and rich, lush rain forest, the home of many exotic birds and parrots, surround the lake.

Panorama of Yeak Laom Lake.

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