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Amazing crystal clear natural pool in the middle of a forest in Surat Thani, Thailand

The Ban Nam Rad watershed forest is part of the Yan Yao Khao Wong Krasum National Reserved Forest in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. In 2017, it was designated as a Community Forest. The surrounding communities have established Community Enterprises and hold the rights to manage forests for recreational purposes including ecotourism activities such as boat-rowing and hiking.

Located in Ban Thamniap sub-district, this turquoise hued spring boasts beautifully clear waters which are shallow enough to bathe in. Aside from this, there are boats and rubber rings available to rent but it is imperative that all visitors strictly adhere to the regulations of the area in order to help maintain this area of stunning natural beauty. This includes not bringing food and beverages or soap and shampoo into the area and refraining from using plastic bags or other plastic goods.

Ban Nam Rad Headwater Forest is another hidden gem that I discovered in Surat Thani. It is not too far from Khao Sok and is tucked away between the tropical trees in the remote region of Surat Thani. Here, you will find an incredible natural pool waiting for you to jump in.


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