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 August 18, 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 October 30, 2023
  • Chris
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam288 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 November 10, 2023
  • Naseem G
    Stockholm, Sweden556 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 December 13, 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 February 2, 2024
  • David D
    Devon, United Kingdom25,749 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 February 16, 2024
  • Kostie
    Manchester, United Kingdom253 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 March 30, 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 June 8, 2024
  • Venkatesh B
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty in the middle of no where.
    Wow. Just wow. This place is a hidden gem. We rode our bike from Ao Nang, a 1.5-hour trip, but the journey was fabulous. The road was so pleasant that it made the ride truly enjoyable. When we arrived, we purchased a ticket for 400 baht and embarked on a 1 km hike through lush greenery. Reaching the Emerald Pool was magical. We took a dip, swam, and took pictures. About 600 meters from the Emerald Pool is the Blue Pool, which is breathtaking, although swimming is not allowed.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2024
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Sonia Belen H
Buenos Aires, Argentina10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Went twice because I liked it THAT much. That being said, go during low season; when there is a crow it loses some of its magic. The blue pool, walking further down is the truly majestic one. It's hidden and oh so quiet. I fell in love with it.
Written January 7, 2020
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Roger G
Melbourne, Australia177 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Sadly this was the least worthy of our time and money to go and see.
After driving out to the location and seeing all the signs say no swimming allowed we proceeded to pay the high 200 Baht per person entry and left out bathers in the car.
After the 800 m walk there we found plenty of people swimming and a sign saying that you have to register with the staff. All looked a bit unofficial to me. The toilets were the worst I had had to use in recent times mostly flooded.
Apart from the water being clear, it's not very green and many photos don't show the other side of the pool that looks more like a quarry.
When comparing the entry fee to Maya Bay and all the snorkelling for the same money this should be no more than 50 Baht.
Written July 23, 2022
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Le fute
Khao Thong, Thailand14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
We live in Krabi and we have visited this wonderful place so many times...but this time we had to mention the bad experience.
First, this place still have the double price policy. 200 B for foreigners and almost nothing for locals (please note that this is changing and many touristic places in Thailand have now only one price for all). Residents of Thailand can pay local prices by showing a "Pink card" issued by the local administration and proving that you live here, work here and pay your taxes here etc. But the staff at the rntrance did not want to accept the card and wanted us to pay the full tourist price. Note that this is Covid time and nobody is visiting. Moreover visitors are not allowed to swim (which is the main intetest of this place). Apparently they prefer to have no income rather than getting something...
So we left and went to the Hot Stream park next door. The staff there was absolutely the contrary, polite and adorable and they accept the pink card.
So if you plan a visit to these places, avoid the emerald pool and go to the hot streams instead !
Written February 8, 2021
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Michelle M
Cambridge, UK25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Initially thought that 400BHT was okay but after having actually been to the pool I think it is totally over rated and not worth the 400bht. 200 seems a fairer price and I don't mind paying more as a foreigner.

The actual walk to the pools was lovely, along a really good path through shaded jungle. It is well maintained and an easy 800 or 1000 m walk.

The pool itself is okay but dependent on weather conditions and sky clarity to get that real emerald colour. Unfortunately when we went sky was quite hazy and therefor the pool was not as spectacular as pictures I'd seen.
It was also packed with people - was during school holiday and the day before Songkran, so unsurprisingly there were a lot of locals in addition to the foreigners/tourists.

Just a pity they are milking the tourists dry as I don't think the 400bht is worth it.
Written April 12, 2023
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whitepointer
Sydney, Australia3,146 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I don't know why people are promoting this place. It is very average and what makes it worse is a long walk and 200 Baht entrance fee. There is nothing worthwhile seeing here. it's just a load tourists swimming in what resembles a swimming pool. There are much better places to visit in Thailand, including the hot springs nearby. Don't waste your time and money on the Emerald Ppools.
Written January 18, 2020
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Annemay Hogeling
40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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
Written October 30, 2023
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Bharatmakani
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Its an amazing place to visit..a must go..check out the auto parts showroom just before the entrance its amazing and there is no charge or fee to see it...the owner is a very humble person...wish i could remember his name...but do checkout the place
Written March 2, 2020
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Andrew M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Paid 200 baht to not even get the chance to go in and swim in the lagoon, just pictures because of covid. Staff didn’t even mention this. Really angry and upsetting as I drove over 60km for it. Disgusted
Written December 30, 2020
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Amy
Hampshire, UK19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
See this place raves about everywhere so thought we best check it out but honestly it’s not worth the hour drive and 400 baht entrance fee. The pool is underwhelming and busy. The best part was the blue lagoon. Would recommend skipping the emerald pool and heading to the hot springs nearby was a much better experience.
Written July 26, 2023
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A Kanjani
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,078 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The Emerald pool was green, brilliant swim. Just the walk from the car park to here was though serene green patch of trees.

For the blue pool - you would have to walk another 15 mins - you cannot swim at the blue pool, but it’s just so eye pleasing and picturesque.
Written January 16, 2023
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