Discover Thung Teao Forest Natural Park Khao Pra-Bang Kram - Krabi
Tourists, who prefer a calm Krabi experience should stay away from the province’s beaches and islands, and head down to Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. Though majority of the crowd prefer spending their days exploring the wondrous secrets hidden in Krabi’s numerous islands, the simplicity and innate beauty of Thung Teao is what makes this destination different from the rest.
The spectacular medley of colors is the first thing visitors will notice once they step foot in this natural park. Once the treetops reach the sky, they immediately cut off this area from the rest of the world and enclose it in a sphere of emerald and crystal blue colors, transporting first timers and returning visitors alike into a different realm. Because of this natural intermingling of organisms, an array of different kinds of flora and fauna has called this area home. Visitors are highly encouraged to take photos and preserve Thung Teao Forest’s lush scenery both in their minds and their hearts. There are numerous things travelers will encounter in this attraction, however, the most popular site they should never miss is Thung Teao’s crystal lagoon. Named after the effect its waters produce, the crystal lagoon is the perfect spot to stop and take a nice relaxing swim. This stunning eco-tourist location is the azure heart of the national park and a wonderful surprise to those who have taken the 800-meter long path.
Since this place is one of southern Thailand’s few remaining tropical rain forest, Trip Guru would like to remind travelers that they should treat this place with respect and help conserve its beauty. Be sure that you do not litter the area with trash, or play around with the different kinds of plants in the area. Also, the only acceptable way to shoot the exotic creatures is with a camera, because Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is a no-hunting zone.
To get to Thung Teao, travelers must head towards Amphur Klong Thom on highway number 4 and then turn left onto highway 4038, after which they can take a right onto the rural road. Once there, you will be able to see the signs that are pointing towards the Emerald/Crystal Pool Waterfall. Admission is 100 Baht for children, 200 Baht for adults, and the best time to visit is during daylight.
What our experts tell about this experience.
Came here with my family. They wined all the way until we reached the beautiful that they went quiet. Thung Teao Forest is quite the walk until you get to the main stream/ Emerald pool. But once you’re there. You’ll be amazed of the beauty of it. As my family was. Taking pictures yourself is obviously more proud and a story to tell friends back home. Having a selfie there and making it all the way back knowing the world still holds the beauty of nature is a wonderful feeling. We all jumped in the waterfall after coming back down. Stayed and played around for a long time. They locals also had little picnics too. Oh, you CAN NOT wear shoes while you want to swim. No smoking too. The guards are quite strict!
The locals here call it the Emerald Pools. It’s beautiful it is! The hike.. or you can call it a trek, is some what .. far. Great exercise and less than the Tiger Cave so it’s definitely bearable. Once you get to the Emerald pool itself, I saw people clapping their hands and looking in the water. I didn’t get it at that point. So I tried it myself. The water danced. There were bubbles coming up from the pool.. Some what magical. It just all looked .. pretty enchanting. The color of the water that you see in the pictures are not fake! It is really that clear and that EMERALD. Once you walk back out the jungle from the pool you can stop by the waterfall and jump in to cool off. It’s lovely! Will bring my sisters here next time. They love waterfalls.. they love a good scene and the beauty of nature..