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!