Discover Klong Thom Hot Springs - Krabi
To the south of Krabi province in Klong Thom district exists one of nature’s very own Jacuzzis, the rejuvenating and soothing waters of the hot springs. What makes the Klong Thom hot springs special, however is that the natural hot springs and cool, sweet streams join together to form a beautiful temperature of 40-50 degrees Celsius of warm water. And not just any water—this water was produced in springs arising because of volcanic activity. If you would like to experience serenity without ever entering a spa, Trip Guru highly recommends you visit the Klong Thom Hot Springs in Krabi.
Visiting a hot spring, whether private or public, gender-exclusive or mixed, it remains the same: shed your clothing, wash your body and wade into the warm water and socialize with other people or sit by yourself in silent contemplation. Hot spring water is rich in mineral salts and have been said to promote recovery from surgeries and controls rheumatism, neuralgia, hypertension and skin diseases. It can also release stress and tension from the body. Feel fresh by easing into one of the natural hollows and marvel at the gentle water rushing into the pools.
After your dip, to cap off your visit, take a trip to the nearby ‘Crystal Pool’ in Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Preserve. It also goes by another name, the Emerald Pool. This is a beautifully hued and huge natural pool full of pure, rich spring water where you can go swimming. To get to the pool, you have to go through a network of trails in the Khao Nor Chu Chi forest, where the longest trail is 1.2 kilometers, no climbing involved. This offers a look into a very unique aquatic ecosystem, where everything is fed by spring water. If you’re a fan of birds or into birdwatching, this magical forest is home to different species, including the endangered Gurney’s Pitta. It’s very easy to get lose yourself within the various trails around the site.
To reach the spectacularly refreshing waterfall, journey 45 kilometers towards Amphoe Khlong Thom, then along Sukhaphiban 2 Road for another 12 kilometers. To avoid the crowds, visit as early as possible; their opening hours are 07:00am to 5:00pm. Pack a beach towel, sandals, and comfortable swimwear for a splashing good time!
What our experts tell about this experience.
Theres not only one hot spring pool here. There are quite a few and all of them are steaming! My brother loves water – regarding what the temperature is. Waterfalls, beaches, pools etc. And so for the hot springs in Klong Thom, he didn’t want to leave. It’s a free spa I say! Not advising to go naked. The locals or most of the Asians come here won’t be used to it at all. And as for them.. Some even wear long trousers.. Swimming. So be careful of showing too much skin around here. Was lots of fun, very relaxing and next time we’ll bring eggs.. Just for the joke of it ! Haha.
Never heard that the hot springs can "heal" such symptoms, but hey.. It was a great experience. I had a few rashes that has been itching for days. Put on cream, took medicine and still didn't go away. I jumped in and out of the hot springs a few times and by the end of the day when I was back in my hotel I realized that it had gone away. It was only a little bit red.. but no more itches! Love you Klong Thom ! And to throw in another bullet point, the hot springs water was super super hot..You can boil an egg in there I'm sure! So don't just jump in..slowly .. relax in it..
Skeptics might think that the healing powers of the hot spring isn’t all that, but it definitely relieved me from my aching feet. Being in the hot spring was a refreshing experience, and I got to meet new people as well. I need to bring my sister here next time, she’ll love it!