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Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot), Krabi Town

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Plunge into the warm, clear waters at Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot), a hot spring tucked away in a thick forest. The main spring has become famous for its turquoise color, and is as good for a relaxing swim as it is photogenic. Take a hike through the area to enjoy the lush woods, and consider arranging for a guide to show you around and point out all the animals that call this edenic landscape home. Make sure to explore as much of the area as possible: plenty of more secluded pools are hiding off the beaten track. Before you head to Krabi Town, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Krabi Town vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Krabi Town has to offer, including Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot).
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  • It is a long walk to the pool in the midst of dense plantation. The is a very relaxing place to wade in the water, the water is not cold. You can spend an hour there and the depth is not much.  more »
  • Dont waste time going there. Not worth your time. It took us 1 hr ride by bike from Aonang to there. I felt cheated. Only the Emerald Pool was open. Blue Pool closed for upgrading??? Cost per entry is...  more »
  • The walk to the pool is almost for 1 kilometer but it’s worth it. The area around the pool is very slippery because of the moss. You need to be very very careful while coming out and going inside the ...  more »
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  • Emerald pool was absolutely amazing! The crystal clear water was totally picturesque - it almost didn't seem real. My sister & I had a really tranquil & peaceful experience - we would definitely come back! Unfortunately the infamous blue pool was closed when we were there though - it's only open to the public from November to April. However, a wary note, be sure to get here early (the park opens at 8am) - we were leaving around 10-10:30 & saw at least 100 people​ making their way to the pool (which is definitely not big enough to hold everyone!).
  • Wonderful pool with limestone hill view. Some place is prohibited for tourist to enter, the limestone slope. The Blue Pool also closed after 3 pm. Really beautiful natural green algae after effect. The small waterfall near the entrance also won't disappoint you. In case you're too tired to walk few miles up to the pool. The forest also well kept with many tropical plants to learn about.
  • Bit of a travel from Krabi or Ao Nang. Don't go for the exclusive(expensive ) tour packages, take a bike and use Google maps to travel :) it's fun. Once you reach the place, their is an entry ticket for entry. Walk till the emerald pool, then their is the blue pool which is a bit walking from the emerald pool, nothing much to see on the way( I was not impressed by the blue pool, the walking was difficult+ you can't jump in the blue pool). Carry some extra clothes, and plastic bags to take your wet cloths. Use some cheap water resistant bags while traveling, carry some snakes and drinks. And make sure you have enough fuel in your bike it's difficult getting a pump once you leave the nearest city ;)
  • Park with stunning views and pools. The blue pool contains hot mineral water and supplies the rest of the park including the emerald pool with clean water. You can swim in the emerald pool, though you have to be careful as the entrance is slippery. Be sure to take the longer way as it contains nice views, the shorter way is not interesting. Entrance fee is 200 THB.
  • Way too slippery, be careful... you don't want to spoil your vacation, if you fell off! To reach to the Emerald pool you need to park your car outside and walk for about ~1.3km to get to the Emerald pool.. I wish I could have gone to Blue pool which is another 800-900m away. Inform your guide in advance that you need to cover blue pool as well, I have heard its beautiful.