Huay Mai Teng: a pleasing picturesque reservoir of Ratchaburi
Just 12 miles west of the bustling Ratchaburi town is a well-kept haven of peacefulness. Nestled in the embrace of a rugged mountain range, the vast reservoir of Huay Mai Teng covers nearly a 50,000-acre area in Ban Kha and Chombung District.
Pay a short visit, and you will quickly fall in love with Huay Mai Teng’s lovely landscape and its excellent photo opportunity. Many nature lovers linger at the dam until evening to be soaked in the magnificent sunset scenery.
When the dam is overtopped with water, its spillway turns into a small waterfall. Colorful graffiti on the spillway walls makes it a unique virtual art gallery where you have to saunter through the shallow water to admire the murals. The tranquil atmosphere of Huay Mai Teng Reservoir makes it an area for recreation where people love to pitch their tents, picnic on weekends or bike around the lake.
Huay Mai Teng is just one of many well-kept gems of Ratchaburi. The town is also famed for the earthen jar, a traditional water container widely used in households countrywide. Take a stroll through the vibrant Ratchaburi, and you will be amazed by its street art that enlivens old communities. D Kunst Art Gallery and Café is a nice place to start with to get a glimpse of the artsy town. The café and gallery can keep you amazed with contemporary art, ceramic art pieces from the well-known Thao Hong Thai ceramic factory and serene atmosphere along the Maeklong riverine.
How to get there: From highway 4, take road number 3208 and go straight to the reservoir. Ratchaburi is 48 miles west of Bangkok via highway 4.