Emerald Pool in Krabi
Emerald Pool (Sra Morokot) Krabi
Sra Morokot, which means ‘Emerald Pool’, is a large green lake located in Krabi Town. The pool is open throughout the year, although it can get pretty crowded during the peak tourist season. You only have to pay a small fee to swim in its deep, clear turquoise waters.
The colouration of the water changes slightly with the weather conditions and the time of day, so those determined to witness the deep emerald shade that Sra Morokot is famous for should plan on arriving by dawn. The pool is just over 200-meters wide and about 100-meters in length, with a maximum depth of about 3-meters.
The pool is situated in the Krabi District’s Klong Thom District. It is quite easy to find as there are plenty of signboards near the area announcing its presence. There are two trails leading to the pool and both are quite scenic. While the waters are extremely clear and plenty of fun to swim in, they are not potable due to extremely high calcium carbonate levels.
The compound can also be found as white deposits around the pool, especially during the summer. The colour of the water is caused by a combination of algae and bacteria. Visitors are advised not to use chemicals such as soap and shampoo at the Emerald Pool as they can destroy the algae. Tourists in Krabi should definitely try to visit this place.
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