Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)
Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)
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  • Tak
    Tokyo, Japan182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Less crowd on mid August
    We went to Emerald pool on mid August. Weather forecast was cloudy but sunny day. The pool is less people only 20 or so. I am still looking for the reason not crowded. Isn’t it recovered by Covid-19 or expensive entrance fee (400 THB)? We enjoyed there so much since there is less people. It was sunny day. The location is far from Ao Nang and took 1.5 hours by car.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Annemay Hogeling
    40 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty but not worth the trip
    Mixed feelings. The park around is a beautiful jungle with a nice trail offering views on undisturbed clear waters and swamp areas which is beautiful indeed. Also the crystal pools itself really are beautiful and if you're lucky enough to not arrive at the same time as a big tourbus it's not too busy. The water is a nice temperature and beautifully clear. But then that's it, there's no place to sit do2n and get changed and the worst is that the entrance fee has doubled overtime, its now 400baht per person whereas locals pay 30. I find that quite ridiculous, also our bags were checked upon arrival for food whereas locals could walk in with food. Lastly to charge a high amount of money for a nature park to me doesn't sit well, the pool is small and waters like this honestly can be seen for free all around the area. Its very overhyped on marketing terms, and to me it wasn't worth the 1.5h drive from krabi
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Chris
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam287 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good attraction but better things to do
    Blue lagoon, emerald pond, and crystal lake are all impressive. So is the entry fee of 400b/adult (40b for Thai). Lots of people can ruin what is a beautiful area. I would recommend going there at opening time to avoid the crowds and the heat. Blue lagoon is worth the extra walk. You can swim in emerald pool. I recommend insect spray as I was eaten alive.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Naseem G
    Stockholm, Sweden555 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful green pool
    It's a beautiful tourist attraction. The pool was green and very beautiful. Unfortunately it was very crowded, but there was enough space for swimming. We got 50 mins to swim then we went for lunch which was very simple and Some few slices of melon as a dessert. If you are vegetarian just mention.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 December 2023
  • Tina B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early - Its worth it!
    Fantastic natural fenomenon to watch! Go early and avoid the crowd and heat. Fun to swim in the emerald pool and watch the blue pool (too hot to swim, no swimming allowed) We had no crowds and no heat. A bit of walking, but paths 90% of the way. You cannot bring with you food, but there is a coffe shop and a place to buy icecream inside. Fun activity!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 February 2024
  • David D
    Devon, United Kingdom25,316 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swimming in a warm water pool in a Jungle
    Wednesday 17th January we visited and swam in this pool with it's warm almost luminous coloured waters. The Pool is located one thousand metres along a nature trail inside the Khao Pra Bang Kharm Wildlife Sanctuary. The pool itself varies from between one to two metres deep it is surrounded by limestone rocks and jungle. It is called Emerald Pool due the colour of the water which is caused by it's high limestone and mineral content. We enjoyed the experience of bobbing around in the water talking to other bathers, complete strangers, there was a real happy mood in the pool. After our swim we dried off in the sunshine sitting on our towels. Do take care when getting in and out of the Pool, the limestone rocks were rather slippery underfoot in places, our Guide showed us the safest entry points. Not sure if there were any health benefits to swimming in the pool, apart from being a bit of fun in warm water. Would definitely recommend wearing bathing shoes when swimming here.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Kostie
    Manchester, United Kingdom248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable but could of spent half a day elsewhere
    It was ok, very busy and crowded. 400 Bhat each to get in and after an hour or so in the Emerald Pool you’re pretty much done. The other pools and for viewing only and for us it was nice but that’s about it, wouldn’t go back or highly recommend.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Avi_cr
    Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amzing experince to Witness the Nature at its best
    Worth the visit once. Great jungle trekking and good walk.Luckily it was less crowded when we visited and the water quality is amazing. Crystal clear water and you feel great a dip in the pool. Do not forget to visit Blue pool. It is just another 600 m walk from Emerald pool.Worth to witnness the natural wonders.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 June 2024
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Ali S
Chicago, IL17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It’s not what think it’s really small pool and nothing really interesting about it it’s ok place but tourists I wouldn’t recommend at all just waste of time and money
Written 14 June 2024
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Avi_cr
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Worth the visit once. Great jungle trekking and good walk.Luckily it was less crowded when we visited and the water quality is amazing. Crystal clear water and you feel great a dip in the pool.

Do not forget to visit Blue pool. It is just another 600 m walk from Emerald pool.Worth to witnness the natural wonders.
Written 9 June 2024
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Kostie
Manchester, UK248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It was ok, very busy and crowded.

400 Bhat each to get in and after an hour or so in the Emerald Pool you’re pretty much done.

The other pools and for viewing only and for us it was nice but that’s about it, wouldn’t go back or highly recommend.
Written 30 March 2024
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Shar
50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Overcrowded even when you go early
Toilets are very bad even outside the area at the restaurants. It was pretty to look at but that’s it
Written 9 March 2024
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Sunshine45612885728
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The overcrowded conditions rendered the pool murky (more like a pig wallow) uninviting and definitely not pristine. We went, we saw, we left.
Written 17 February 2024
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David D
Devon, UK25,316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Wednesday 17th January we visited and swam in this pool with it's warm almost luminous coloured waters.

The Pool is located one thousand metres along a nature trail inside the Khao Pra Bang Kharm Wildlife Sanctuary.

The pool itself varies from between one to two metres deep it is surrounded by limestone rocks and jungle. It is called Emerald Pool due the colour of the water which is caused by it's high limestone and mineral content.

We enjoyed the experience of bobbing around in the water talking to other bathers, complete strangers, there was a real happy mood in the pool.

After our swim we dried off in the sunshine sitting on our towels.

Do take care when getting in and out of the Pool, the limestone rocks were rather slippery underfoot in places, our Guide showed us the safest entry points.

Not sure if there were any health benefits to swimming in the pool, apart from being a bit of fun in warm water.

Would definitely recommend wearing bathing shoes when swimming here.
Written 16 February 2024
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Tina B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fantastic natural fenomenon to watch!

Go early and avoid the crowd and heat. Fun to swim in the emerald pool and watch the blue pool (too hot to swim, no swimming allowed)

We had no crowds and no heat. A bit of walking, but paths 90% of the way.

You cannot bring with you food, but there is a coffe shop and a place to buy icecream inside.

Fun activity!
Written 2 February 2024
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chris s
Northampton, UK16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
So expensive and such trite! Awful place with nothing to recommend it. 400 baht for foreigners and 30 baht for Thais. Even the 30 baht is a tip off!
Written 26 January 2024
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Jourmani
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The advertisement about this place is misleading, the entry fee has been doubled into 400baht and the experience is far from being overwhelming
Written 9 January 2024
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Lea
Portsmouth, UK44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Felt like you were bathing in a pool of urine!

400 bahts each to enter, about 800 metre walk. Not allowed to take food or drinks in unless water.
It's really nothing special. It's like taking a warm bath with strangers.
If you really want to go then pay for a taxi or driver, don't pay for a tour!!
Written 7 January 2024
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