Emerald Pool Krabi

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Emerald Pool Krabi is part of Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. Visiting this amazing place is one of the most recommended things to do in Krabi. This attraction is also known locally as “Sa Morakot”. There are several tours operating to this attraction mostly combined with other attractions in Krabi too. The most popular program is combining the Emerald Pool with the hot spring waterfall.

To reach the Emerald pool, you will need to arrive at the National park and then walk into a trail passing by small waterfalls, lakes,  and surrounded by natural forests. Your first stop will be at the Crystal pool, where swimming is allowed, so make sure to bring your swimming clothes and beach towels with you. The water is about 1 to 2 meters deep, therefore if you will be going with Children, you need to always accompany them.

Then, you can continue till the end of the trail to reach the Emerald Pool. Swimming in the Emerald Pool is prohibited and not allowed. You can check the available tours in Krabi that include the Emerald pool through the below listed options. All tours can be booked and paid online through our website with instant confirmation.

Best tours for Emerald Pool Krabi

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Overview about the emerald pool

The Emerald Pool is offering a picturesque calm setting. The contrast between the emerald hues of the water and the surrounded greenery of the forest creates an amazing environment, making it one of the best places to visit when staying in Krabi.

The depth of the Emerald Pool varies in different parts, but it can be as deep as 2 meters in certain areas. If you are visiting the pool with kids, make sure that you will be supervising them all the time.  It’s important to swim carefully and be aware of varying depths.

There’s no specific maximum time for swimming that’s known to harm the skin. However, it’s generally recommended to swim for moderate durations to avoid skin irritation due to the exposure to minerals in the water and to respect the natural environment as well.

The Emerald pool is located around 70 kilometers away from Krabi (Exact distance depends on where your hotel is exactly located). It takes around 1 to 1 and half hours by car to reach.

Emerald Pool trail in Krabi

Things to avoid when visiting the Emerald Pool in Krabi

  • Chemical Sunscreens: Avoid using chemical sunscreens or lotions before swimming, as This can lead to water contamination. We recommend to use eco-friendly, biodegradable products if necessary.
  • Jumping or Diving: It’s not allowed to Jump and dive in the Emerald pool. Also make sure that you control your balance while walking around the Emerald pool after or before swimming to avoid any accidents, as some areas are slippery.
  • Avoid visiting the emerald pool in Krabi during Rainy Season: The water can become less clear during the rainy season, so the best time to visit is during the drier months for the clearest water and best possible experience.

Thung teao forest natural park

Thung Teao Forest Natural Park in Krabi is where the Emerald Pool is located. in addition to the Emerald pool, it’s home to other amazing attractions as well such as the Blue Pool and the hot spring waterfall. Usually, when joining a tour to the Emerald pool in Krabi, it’s always combined with these other attractions within the same park.

The Blue Pool boasts a deep, vivid azure blue color. The water is very clear however swimming is prohibited and not allowed due to its depth. It’s located a bit further into the forest, several hundred meters after the Emerald pool. Usually it’s less crowded due to its further location and is very recommended to visit it as long as you reached the area already.

Blue pool in Krabi

The Hot Spring Waterfall (Original Name: Namtok Ron Khlong Thom) is another amazing natural attraction near the emerald pool in Krabi. Visiting this waterfall is a unique experience and is always combined with the emerald pool in 1 itinerary. Below are some facts about this amazing hot spring waterfall.

  • The Hot Spring Waterfall is fed by natural thermal springs, which are heated by underground volcanic chambers. The water temperature is typically around 35-42 degrees Celsius, making it pleasantly warm and relaxing.
  • The mineral-rich waters of the hot springs are believed to have therapeutic properties, particularly beneficial for soothing muscular aches and pains. Many visitors come to the waterfall for its natural spa-like experience. A visit to this waterfall is often included in Medical programs in Krabi.
  • The hot water cascades down natural stone tiers, creating a series of small, terraced pools. Visitors can sit in these pools and enjoy the warm water, similar to a hot tub.
  • Ideal for Relaxation: Unlike typical cold waterfalls, the warm waters of this waterfall offer a relaxing and soothing experience, perfect for unwinding after a day of trekking or exploring.
Hostpring Waterfall Krabi

Other Things to know about Emerald Pool Krabi

The emerald pool krabi is operating everyday from 8:30 AM in the morning until 4:30 PM in the evening.

The best time to visit the Emerald pool is before 12:00 Midday during weekdays. The earlier you go, the more empty it will be. When the place is not crowded, you will be able to enjoy it more and have a space to swim comfortably. Same is applied for the weekends. However, it’s recommended to avoid visiting the Emerald pool during weekends as it becomes more crowded by both locals and tourists.

We recommend bringing the below items when going for a tour to the emerald pool in Krabi: 

  • swimwear
  • Towel 
  • Comfortable walking shoes (Since you will be walking in long trail to reach the pool) 
  • Sun protection 
  • Cash 
  • Waterproof bag 
  • Additional clothes
Blue pool in Krabi