The Blue Pool
Far from being the only gorgeous pool in this area, The Emerald Pool has a striking sibling, but it isn’t as easy to get to. Located at about a kilometer’s walk further into the forest from the Emerald Pool, you will have to brave the slimy slush and muddy path; but I assure you it will be worth it.
Be careful though, the path is slippery, specially if it rains before your visit, like it did the day we ventured. It took us 20 minutes, but the trees finally parted, revealing the astonishingly blue water nestled among the trees. An Enchanting Forest, indeed.
The Blue Pool is also known as Sa Nam Phut, a Spring Pool that is apparently formed by hot springs under the Earth’s surface. Swimming is not permitted here, the water is deep and dangerous.
I will be honest, there is not much to do here, except marvel at the colours, take a picture, and walk back. Which is probably why people don’t generally venture here. We were the only ones at the pool for the ten minutes we were there, and crossed paths with only one other couple on our way back. But that just added to the charm of the excursion, don’t you think? The road less traveled, and all that!
In any case, if you don’t want to walk all that distance just to glance at a blue coloured water body, and not even get to dip your feet in, you can just spend your time swimming in and lounging by the Emerald Pool, which is what a lot of people do. That’s entirely fine as well.