3 krabi hot springs you must visit

Khlong Thom District in Krabi Province is considered a hot spring spa town in Thailand.

With the Khlong Thom district located on the fault of the earth's crust, there are many natural springs. There are hot springs, cold springs and saline springs scattered throughout the district, including Hot Clay Beach.  Khlong Thom District is only 36 minutes from Krabi Airport.

Each hot spring is approximately 28 kilometers apart.

There are many natural springs at Khlong Thom, but the main spring sources that are considered to be the Big 3 of Khlong Thom are Emerald Pool, Hot Spring Waterfall, and Saphan Yung. salty hot springs
Which are 3 hot springs that are convenient to travel and attract tourists to visit Khlong Thom.

1. Emerald Pool

Emerald Pool is an unseen Thailand tourist destination that has been known to both Thai and foreign tourists for a long time. The Emerald Pool originated from the spring pool, which is a hot spring that rises on the surface of the soil.

Then the hot water in the spring pool flows with the water from the forest into a large basin, forming a natural pool in the middle of the forest. 

It is bright green with a solution of limestone or calcium carbonate and other substances mixed in the  water until it is known as the “Emerald Pool”.  The average water temperature is about 30-35 degrees Celsius.

To enter the Emerald Pool, you must walk from the parking area.  There are 2 routes to choose from: a gravel road with a distance of 800 meters and a walk on the nature trail for a distance of 1,400 meters that has been made into a cement bridge. It stretches through the forest along the stream that flows from the emerald pool.

Going inside is forbidden to bring food and drinks because it is the area of ​​Khao Pra-Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary, which is considered a strict conservation area.

The Emerald Pool opens from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Entrance fee for Thai adults 20 baht, children 10 baht, foreign adults 200 baht, foreign children 100 baht.
Gmap :https://goo.gl/maps/SYtWXCwQzc39tiXn6

2. Khlong Thom Hot Waterfall (Hot Stream Krabi)

Khlong Thom Hot Waterfall or Namtok Saphan Yung is considered the only hot waterfall in Thailand with water flowing all year round, located in the middle of the forest. Saphan Yung Hot Waterfall has a temperature of about 45 degrees Celsius.

Flowing together is a natural warm water stream flowing through the rocks. Becomes a small hot waterfall that is warm and comfortable in the midst of shady nature. The area of ​​the hot waterfall is not very large, but there are shady trees all around.

The waterfall was created by nature to create a small basin for you to soak in the warm water like a natural spa. The warm water is useful in treating aches and pains, joint pains, and helps to relax both the body and mind as well. But should not soak for more than 15-20 minutes because it may cause fainting.

The hot waterfall is open for visitors from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Entrance fee for Thai adults 20 baht, children 10 baht, foreign adults 160 baht, children 80 baht.
Gmap : https://goo.gl/maps/YjX6JTRmnHnvtgwS6

3. Saline hot springs

Another highlight that you don't want to miss when visiting Khlong Thom is “Salty hot springs”
Here is the Salt Spring, or salty hot spring, which is one of the few in the world. This saline hot spring occurs naturally by mixing hot water and sea water deep in the soil before being pushed to the surface.

The saltwater hot spring area also has a walking path to see the mangrove nature. During the route can use the service. "Saline Hot Spring Thai Traditional Medicine Center" that also offers Thai massage services.

crocodile pond 

In addition, there is a walkway connecting to the crocodile pond (no crocodiles live anymore). It is a pond that is still in natural condition and is another pond that the villagers like to soak in the salty hot water.

Saline hot springs open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission fee for Thai adults 20 baht, children 10 baht, foreigners 100 baht.

Gmap : https://goo.gl/maps/z4aLFs6mY7HpLmbm8

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