Another nice dam run inland from Kamala Beach is the Ban Bang Niew Reservoir, just south of the Anthem Wakeboard Park. This dam is slightly more challenging to find than Bang Wad, so you can enjoy running in peace and quiet away from the crowds. One loop around the reservoir is near perfect 5k training, but there are lots of opportunities for extending the route, heading up towards Anthem and the surrounding lakes. The vegetation on this run is particularly lush, and there is good shade. There are water views in spots.
Notes: The road is narrow and lacks a shoulder/sidewalk, but it is not too trafficked. Also, use our MMR map, since the road right alongside the north side of the dam, is blocked by a gate.
- 5.7 km (3.6 miles) loop
- 115 meters (376 feet)
- Soi Bang Niao Dam
- 4025 Road