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Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : Adults: THB 200
Children: THB 100
Parking fee: THB 30

Emerald Pool, Krabi Overview

The Krabi Emerald Pool, also known as Sa Morakot locally, is a picturesque natural pond fed by fresh water springs that descend down the surrounding hills. Situated within the Krabi province of South Thailand it is a beautiful place and a top excursion point for tourists eager to explore the natural beauty of the region. A leisurely walk along the natural jungle trail and by the pool brings one face to face with the bounty of nature under a thick cover of rain forest containing an enormous biodiversity including tropical trees and creatures of diverse species.

The pathway through the Thung Teao Forest and National Park goes past other pools, waterfalls and crystal clear streams to reach the turquoise waters of the Emerald pool shining brightly from under a canopy of trees.

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Things to Do at Krabi Emerald Pool

Exploration: Walking along the jungle trail gives the visitors a glimpse into nature. The rainforest offers a beautiful view while sheltering the tourists from the sun.

Bird Watching: Birdwatchers are eager to catch a glimpse of the Gurney’s Pitta, an endangered songbird that was thought to have been extinct until 1986. The deep forest area is home to a huge number of indigenous animals and plants making it a dream trip for botanists and nature lovers.

Swimming: The greenish waters of the Emerald Pool are warm and perfect for taking a swim. Photographers also have a field day trying to capture the beauty underneath the water.

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Guided Tour: Taking a guided tour of the entire park as a part of an eco tour group is an activity cherished by the nature and wild life lovers.

Dipping in Hot Springs: Taking a dip in the Hot Springs is a wonderful way to feel energized on the way back. The natural surroundings enhance the pleasure with the visitors choosing to sit on the indentations created naturally by the sides of the springs. The water is heated naturally with the aid of the volcanic rocks underneath, reaching 35 to 40 degrees Celsius. The abundance of minerals and salt in the water is therapeutic too making it a must-visit rejuvenation spot.

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Tips

1. Photography enthusiasts need to carry a good quality camera for underwater photography
2. People eager to swim in the pool need to carry their own swimwear
3. Leaving expensive items by the side of the pool while bathing is not recommended as there have been instances of theft in this place previously
4. Tourists are advised to apply sunscreen liberally on their faces to avoid being burnt by the sun
5. Carrying mosquito repellents can help to wade of insect bites in the jungle
6. Food is not allowed inside but there are a few local food stalls near the entrance
7. Visitors have to be careful about the slippery edges and enter the pool with caution
8. The forest is a ‘no hunting’ zone

How To Reach Krabi Emerald Pool

Krabi Emerald Pool is a part of the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park located in the area of Khao Pra-Bang Khram that lies adjacent to the Bang Teao Village. It is an hour’s drive from the Krabi province, known as the Ao Nang. There is no public transport passing by this area with the tourists being advised to hire a car or scooter to reach the forest area and the pool.

Best Time to Visit

It is preferable to reach the Emerald Pool during the morning hours for it can get too crowded after 12:00 PM.

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