The province of Krabi is known first of all for the islands and curative hot springs — Ron Waterfall. But equivalent also for visit the emerald pool and the blue lake which are in several kilometers from the most known sights of Krabi.
How to reach
When it is better to leave
Purity of water and which color can force to doubt own sight. Lakes are located in the forest Khao Pra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary park. The territory of the park is the real temple of untouched wildlife: the mangrove woods which in places are replaced by the jungle, the numerous rivers and lakes formed by numerous mineral springs. The park is literally penetrated by ecological tracks on which there is a wish to walk for hours.
The forest park was located on border of two provinces: Krabi and Trang. Though it isn’t officially national park, surpasses by the numerous advantages many national parks of all southern Thailand. The park isn’t the territory protected by the state only because nearby there are numerous plantations.
This unique natural object is in the center of the park. There are mineral breeds at its bottom giving to the purest water bright blue color which affectation literally strikes. Considering photos, there can be an impression that here wasn’t without their editing — so color seems unreal.
But in fact, it looks even better. On wooden scaffolds at the blue lake, it is possible to stay in a shadow of tropical thickets long time, looking at its surface. One more unique property of the blue lake is such fact: if to clap, from a bottom of a reservoir bubbles will rise. Locals find it difficult to explain the nature of such puzzle.
It is forbidden to swim in the blue lake – its ecological system very fragile. The unique bacteria which are living in it create such unusual color.
Less than in two kilometers from blue there is an emerald lake which is completely justifying the name. Versions of names which meet: Emerald Pool, Crystal Lagoon, Crystal Pond and Sa Morakot. Its water enriched with minerals, at all purity and transparency has saturated emerald color. You are simply obliged to see this unique object with own eyes. Around the lake of mountains isn’t present, but from a subsoil of the jungle on the surface of the plain water from geothermal sources flows down.
Merging in a single whole, they also form the natural pool in rocky breed. Diameter is 20-25 m, depth – no more than 2 meters, but with quite slippery edges. It is dependent on time of day, water in the lake changes color from light blue to dark emerald.
It is just impossible in hot day, being near the lake, not to bathe in its water – not fresh and unsalted which temperature always sticks to about 25 °C thanks to hot underground springs and the small current forms effect of a hydromassage. The emerald lake is loved also among local inhabitants – on the weekend, hundreds of Thais with children have a rest.
HOW TO REACH
Lakes are located in 60-70 km from Krabi of the Town and JSC Nanga. The route «Krabi — Trang» is very intense. You should drive about 40 kilometers on the route No. 4 in the southern direction towards the Province of Trang. Numerous road signs will give you confidence. Ideal option – to rent the car or a bike in JSC Nange.
Having driven in Khlon Thom, not turning, continue to move on the route to the intersection. From it you will turn left, on the road 4038. Then, following indexes, you will drive about 15 km on the country road, and at the place. The parking of a car will cost you the 30th baht ($0.8) and if you by bicycle, then are three times cheaper. Cost of the parking of a motor-bike 10th baht ($0.2).
It is possible to buy tour (in JSC Nang or in Krabi) which cost of 1000 baht ($28) from the person. As a rule, such tour joins not only visit of lakes, but also nearby falls and hot springs.
Visit of the park (including lakes), equally in the 200th baht ($5.5) from the person, for your children – in the 100th baht ($2.7), but is also included an opportunity to walk tracks of the real rainforest, to carry out tracking and to visit the shaking emerald and blue lakes in the ticket price.
WHEN IT IS BETTER TO LEAVE
It isn’t desirable to go to the vacation spot for the weekend, to holidays — from March to May. In general, leave one morning earlier better — on the lake it will be not so populous, the cash desk works from 8:00 till 17:00 o’clock.
The park with lakes, is approximately in 5 km from one more natural miracle — the hot RON Waterfal falls. Try to plan so a trip at once to see more than unique natural objects, for example to visit the temple of the Tiger in Krabi.