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Khlong Thom Hot Spring

Cascading waterfalls flowing into smooth stone pools heated by geothermal springs. The water inside these natural hot tubs averages around 35-40°C and contain restorative mineral salts to invigorate the body, mind, and soul.

Getting comfy in these jungle-surrounded rocky pools requires some skill as the surface can be both slippery and sharp. Reaching the hot springs from the park entrance requires a 10-minute walk under the hot sun or short buggy ride for an additional fee. Cool off by following your blissful soak with a quick splash in the nearby stream.

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Price

฿100 (USD$3.23)

Time Spent

1-2hours

Fitness level: Light effort

Hours

8:30am-4:30pmMonday-Saturday

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Who Will Like Khlong Thom Hot Spring

Relaxation Guru

Reflect deeply or completely zone out while soaking in a warm natural hot tub surrounded by gentle sounds of flowing water, swaying leaves, and chirping birds.

Nature Lover

Meander along a network of trails through the lush jungle as you follow the sound of rushing water towards the hot springs. Admire rare and endangered tropical plants and wildlife like the colorful Gurney’s Pitta.

Wellness Pursuer

Feel your body and mind rejuvenate as you soak in therapeutic minerals contained within the healing waters of this natural spa.

Insider Tips For Khlong Thom Hot Spring

  • The hot springs are difficult to enjoy when overcrowded so avoid visiting on weekends and holidays.
  • Bring waterproof rubber shoes to wear into the springs to protect your feet from the sharp rocky surface.
  • Don’t soak in the hot springs for over 20 minutes at a time. The high levels of sulfur and hot water temperature can cause dizziness, dehydration or overheat.
  • Don’t brave the hot tropical sun immediately after exiting the hot springs. Cool down in the chilly stream below the springs first.
  • Buggy service available from the entrance gate to the hot springs for ฿20 (USD$0.65) per person

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Where Is It

Huai Nam Khao, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand

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How To Get There

Car

Large carpark available on-site.

Free

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Taxi

Taxi and rideshare are not recommended as finding drivers for the return journey is difficult in this remote area. Instead, hire a private driver who will wait with the car.

What To Bring

Do:
  • Swimsuit or clothing suitable for swimming.
  • Rubber shoes to protect your feet.
  • Sunblock and hat for sun protection.
  • Towel to dry off before leaving.
  • Cash for entrance fee and snacks.
  • Plenty of drinking water to stay hydrated. 
Don't:
  • Food or drink into the hot springs.
  • Valuable belongings like passports and precious jewelry. 
  • Unnecessary electronics like smart watches as these will be left unattended while you are in the springs.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Late Morning

Drones

Drones allowed: Yes (subject to national/regional rules)

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

Some small food stands selling traditional Thai food are located near the carpark.

Backstory

This saline hot spring has long been respected as a holy site by Thai locals. In 1975, locals constructed an access road so more people could visit and pay their respects. In the early 2000’s a car park and facilities were constructed to accommodate the growing number of visitors. More facilities, like man-made pools, food stalls, and restrooms were added in 2006.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Wear swimwear that is appropriate and non-provocative. 
  • Respect nearby visitors and ensure they have a clear path in and out of the springs. 
  • Keep an eye on your belongings or take turns watching them with your family or friends.
Don't:
  • Litter or leave any belongings behind.
  • Stay in the hot water too long or get overheated.  

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Refreshing warm water to unwind in.
  • Relaxing atmosphere under a lush, green jungle. 
  • Health benefits of the mineral salts.
Could Be Better:
  • Crowds make it difficult to enjoy the springs at times.
  • Slippery surface with sharp rocks in some places.
  • Lack of shade along the walking path from the main gate. 
  • Scarce restrooms and facilities. Existing restrooms are not always clean. 
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