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Chilling – literally – by the lake

By The Nation

 

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Tourists flocked to Kwan Phayao Lake in Phayao Province on Saturday (December 7) to take advantage of the cold weather and admire the natural surroundings

 

Kwan Phayao – the word “Kwan” means means “lake” or “large swamp” in the northern Thai language is shaped like a half-circle, and is the largest freshwater lake in the northern region and the fourth largest in the country. It is 1.5 metres deep, and covers an area of about 1,980 hectares.

 

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Some 50 species of fish are found in the lake, Phayao is about 691 kilometres from Bangkok and covers an area of 6,335 square kilometres. Temperatures is the area are currently hovering around 10 degrees Celsius.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30379189

 

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Darn, 6 @ 6 (degrees C and o'clock) in the northeastern outskirts of the city, that's just nasty ... would be freezin' me firm butt off at 12C inside without a decent heater.

Coldest I came across at 'standard elevation' in like 35 years in this country ... yesterdays max was 21C in permanent shade. 

 

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4 hours ago, villagefarang said:

Just returned from a morning trail-run through the foothills to our local dam and it was a balmy 8 degrees the whole way.

Our local reservoir was letting of steam, it was so cold.

 

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2 hours ago, topt said:

Is this a misprint? :unsure:

Kwan Phayao – the word “Kwan” means means “lake” or “large swamp” in the northern Thai language is shaped like a half-circle, and is the largest freshwater lake in the northern region and the fourth largest in the country. It is 1.5 metres deep, and covers an area of about 1,980 hectares.

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4 minutes ago, Randell said:

Kwan Phayao – the word “Kwan” means means “lake” or “large swamp” in the northern Thai language is shaped like a half-circle, and is the largest freshwater lake in the northern region and the fourth largest in the country. It is 1.5 metres deep, and covers an area of about 1,980 hectares.

Why are you re-quoting part of the original OP back to me (including the part I was querying)?

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2 hours ago, jollyhangmon said:

Nope, pretty much correct, maybe like 2m in some places ... fairly flat terrain and the lake is an artificial one I was told ... 

On the western side it is deeper in places. In 2016 when the lake was low due to drought they excavated the bottom of the lake so it would retain more water. One area  near our village was about 150 metres long,  about 3 metres deep and  50 metres wide The excavated dirt was used to back fill from the road which runs along the lake back into the lake. 

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8 hours ago, villagefarang said:

Our local reservoir was letting of steam, it was so cold.

 

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Steam!!! Why steam fog rises from ponds in the morning. ... Water evaporates from the pond's surface into this thin layer. The thin, warm, moist layer of air over the pond then mixes with the cooler air from the land. As it cools, condensation occurs and a fog forms, hahaha

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10 c cold??? So funny

  If sunny and no wind, low humidity 10c can feel great?  Especially in the spring after a cold winter.   18 for a high is nice.  

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