The All New Mitsubishi Pajero sport - the Best of SUV – Presents the Best of Electricity Generation in Thailand

The All New Mitsubishi Pajero sport - the Best of SUV – Presents the Best of Electricity Generation in Thailand

Amazing Road Trips with All New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, presented by the best of SUV - the All New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, brings you to experience the best of electricity generation in Thailand with the largest windmill of the country in Nakhon Ratchasima Province and the Pasak Jolasid Dam, the longest earth dam in the country that is located in Saraburi and Lopburi provinces.

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โดดเด่นมาแต่ไกล สำหรับกังหันลม 2 ต้นบนยอดเขายายเที่ยงในจังหวัดนครราชสีมา ที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในประเทศไทยครับ ด้วยความสูง 68 เมตรและเส้นผ่าศูนย์กลางของใบพัดที่ 60 เมตร โดยใช้เงินลงทุน 145 ล้านบาท และสร้างเสร็จในเดือนเมษายน ปี 2552 ซึ่ง 1 ต้นผลิตไฟฟ้าได้ 1,250 กิโลวัตต์ หรือเพียงพอสำหรับ 2,000 ครัวเรือน ถือว่าเป็นการลงทุนที่คุ้มค่าและยั่งยืนครับ ที่ลำตะคองจะรับลมได้จากทั้งทิศตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือและตะวันตกเฉียงใต้สลับกันทั้งปี บริเวณนี้ยังมีเขื่อนลำตะคอง หรือที่เรียกเล่นๆ ว่าเขื่อนลอยฟ้า สามารถเก็บน้ำได้ 10.3 ล้านลูกบาศก์เมตร โดยน้ำจะถูกสูบขึ้นมาด้านบน และปล่อยลงข้างล่างเพื่อผลิตกระแสไฟฟ้าครับ

The image of the 2 large windmills on Yai Tieng Hill in Nakhon Ratchasima can be seen from afar. They are the largest windmills in Thailand with a height of 68 meters and a diameter of the rotor blades at 60 meters. The windmills cost 145 million Baht and construction was completed in April 2009. One windmill can produce 1,250 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power 2,000 households. This is deemed a worthy and sustainable investment. The Lamtakong area sees winds from both the Northeast and Southwest, alternating all year round. The Lamtakong Dam, which is an embankment dam, is also located here. The dam can hold 10.3 million cubic meters of water. Water will be pumped up to the dam and then released downhill to produce electricity.

Another record-breaking electricity generation is the Pasak Jolasid Dam in Saraburi and Lopburi provinces. This is the longest earth dam in Thailand and was constructed on an initiative given by His Majesty the King to solve the problem of flooding during the rainy season and drought during the summer along the Pasak River Basin. The dam took 5 years to be constructed and was flooded on June 15, 1998. The name Pasak Jolasid was bestowed by the King, who inaugurated the dam on November 25, 1999. The dam is 31.5 meters high, 4,860 meters long, and 187.4 meters wide and can hold 756 million cubic meters of water.

Fun in the Sun

  • View the amazing Lamtakong electricity generation plant which is the country’s first and only underground electricity generation plant that also has the country’s largest water pump. The plant has a complex network of tunnels, as well as the smallest dam situated atop a hill. It operates via a high-speed fiber optic cable network.
  • Pay respect to the replica statue of Luang Por Jed Kasat deity, who is believed to be able to influence rainfall during the rainy season.
  • From November-January of every year, you can board the Bangkok-Pasak Jolasid train to view the amazing scenery in a 24-kilometer radius around the dam. From the shore, it looks as though the train is running on water. The train also passes through the largest sunflower field in Thailand. It leaves Bangkok at 6.40am and returns at 5.45pm.

Travel Tips

  • During your visit to the underground tunnels of the Lamtakong electricity generation plant, please follow officials’ directions closely because the long walkway can be very dark.
  • The area around the windmills is windy and chilly all year round so do bring warm winter clothes.
  • The Pasak Jolasid Dam can be enjoyed by the whole family and even pets. There are trams to bring visitors to view the scenic surroundings and you can also feed the fish but do take care that small children do not fall in because the water can be deep in some areas. You can bring your own food and beverages or visit any one of the plentiful restaurants in the area.

How to Get There

From Bangkok, use the Mittraparp Road to Lamtakong Dam. Once you reach the dam, turn right into the alley opposite of the Klongpai post office and drive 6.5 kilometers uphill and you’ll see the windmills. To visit the Pasak Jolasid Dam, use Paholyothin Road from Bangkok and head to Saraburi. Once you’ve reached Saraburi, head farther in the direction of Lopburi and turn right into Highway 3017. Go straight for 17 kilometers and you’ll reach Pasak Jolasid Dam.


Safe Driving Tips

In driving your All New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport to Nakhon Ratchasima and Lopburi during this rainy season, you’re recommended to use the 4H (4WD HIGH-RANGE) to increase traction if driving at high speed or on slippery roads after the rain.
The All New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport gives you the spacious interior of an SUV but smooth driving with our new smart automatic transmission that has as much as 8 speed intervals and an electronic transmission shifting. Enjoy the prowess of the 2.4 liter, 181 horsepower diesel commonrail engine, which coupled with VG Turbo and intercooler, makes for an exciting and fun drive.

For more information, please contact:

Nakhon Ratchasima Tourism Authority of Thailand Office
Areas of jurisdiction: Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima
2102-2104 Mittraparp Road Tambon Nai Muang, Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province 30000
Tel: 0 4421 3666, 0 4421 3030
Fax: 0 4421 3667
Website: www.tourismthailand.org/nakhonratchasima

Lopburi Tourism Authority of Thailand Office
Areas of jurisdiction: Lopburi, Saraburi, Singhburi
Rob Wat Phra That Road Muang District Lopburi 15000
Tel: 0 3642 2768-9
Fax: 0 3642 4089
Email: tatlobri@tat.or.th
Website: www.tourismthailand.org/lopburi

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