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patrick
27-10-2009, 04:43 PM
My recent trip to Krabi found me at the Hot Water pool and waterfall instead of the usual island trips. Wow...what an exhilarating experience. Unlike in many other places, including Malaysia, where the hot water is tapped by building a pool around the source. I find this a bit less than pleasant as the water can get polluted when many people stays inside the pool. Whereas, in Krabi, it's a hot stream/waterfall where the water is ever-flowing, clean and fresh. And there are many pools where one can enjoy a real heavenly spa! And after that, feel your body glowing with vigour and freshness. Even all the mosquito bites seem to just dissipate!

I also took the time to track into the Blue Pool and the Emerald Pool in Krabi's forest reserve and that too was quite an experience. It reminded me a bit of Jiuzhaigou. The difference was that in Krabi, they allow tourists to swim in the Emerald Pool. But it wasnt as refreshing as the Hot water stream. Highly recommended. I am already thinking of going there again and this time I plan to spend the whole day in the hot water stream! ;-)

Sharing with you folks some of the beauty of these two places in Krabi:

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The hot stream

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The hot stream with nice pools where one can stay dip inside. So relaxing.....!!


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Another view of the hot stream.


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A signboard to tell you the content of the hot stream. Contest? No lah...spelling not so good mah!


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The Blue Pool ....and no, you cant swim here.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV8BicHp_0M
The Emerald Pool! Yes..you can swim here.

tupai
27-10-2009, 04:46 PM
tai ko...there a similar emaald pool in Luang Prabang...Enjoy eh???

Yang Berenang disinisana latotupai

patrick
27-10-2009, 04:54 PM
tai ko...there a similar emaald pool in Luang Prabang...Enjoy eh???

Yang Berenang disinisana latotupai

Got ah? Thought there only got jars, jars, and more jars !! And land mines... Ha ha!!

VeeJay
27-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Kuala Woh Forest along the cameroon highland, do has similar..but the stream is slow and shallow, though .

tupai
27-10-2009, 05:50 PM
Got ah? Thought there only got jars, jars, and more jars !! And land mines... Ha ha!!

aiyah...that one Plains of Jars lah... i Blur Sotong dunno how to tag pix here...else, i show u lah:p


Yang Beronda diLao latotupai :D

With assistance of Patrick, here's Lato's Luang Prabang pics to share. Rightfully should be on new thread but exception in this instant so that forumers can make comparison of the pools (wah...damn shiok huh?) :

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o60/moothot/Luang%20Prabang-Keith/h2o3.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o60/moothot/Luang%20Prabang-Keith/h2ofalls1.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o60/moothot/Luang%20Prabang-Keith/letsDip.jpg


http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o60/moothot/Luang%20Prabang-Keith/laos1.jpg
.....and here's the Lato showing off the hills and his bike!! ;-)

patrick
27-10-2009, 06:35 PM
Kuala Woh Forest along the cameroon highland, do has similar..but the stream is slow and shallow, though .

Been there. No compare lah! K. Woh really pales in comparison!!

patrick
27-10-2009, 06:36 PM
tai ko...there a similar emaald pool in Luang Prabang...Enjoy eh???

Yang Berenang disinisana latotupai

Send me the pics. I can tag it for you. For Lato, anything can!

Sentinel
27-10-2009, 06:55 PM
Patrick... whereabout is this in Krabi? How far off the beaten track? Hope its not like Clearwater Cave at Mulu Caves... a half day walk on wooden walkways...

patrick
27-10-2009, 07:11 PM
Patrick... whereabout is this in Krabi? How far off the beaten track? Hope its not like Clearwater Cave at Mulu Caves... a half day walk on wooden walkways...

It's just about an hour's drive for the hot stream, and just track in another 10 minutes. The Emerald pool, less than an hour's drive but the tracking in takes about 1/2 hour at leisurely pace. All taxis, vans will surely know the place!

tupai
28-10-2009, 02:49 PM
sentinel...another option to consider is to hire a Vios for approx Baht800/day...and then after 3d2n of krabi...drive another 200km to Phangha or Phuket..then return to krabi for the AAsia flight home.

Get to see more things and explore other natural attractions.

Yang bermoto diLOS latotupai :D

p/s Patrick, thanks for posting the pix. The pix with me and the lao hills and the bike? The bike is a rental. A 250cc Honda Baja trial bike with knobbly tyres, meant for jungle tracks, gravel trails, muddy tracks etc...the seat is harder than a jati plank :o

Sentinel
28-10-2009, 02:56 PM
Eh, why ask me to rent a Vios when you yourself rent a Honda Baja Trail bike? Of course lah I rent a trail bike too... barulah shiok... knobby tires summore... its been a long time since I have been on a trail bike man... after than chill out in the lake adoh! with a can of Singha...

p.s. Tupai.. from the pic, the bike is a Honda XR250 lah... :D electric start right? Baja Trail got no electric start, all kick start...

tupai
28-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Eh, why ask me to rent a Vios when you yourself rent a Honda Baja Trail bike? Of course lah I rent a trail bike too... barulah shiok... knobby tires summore... its been a long time since I have been on a trail bike man... after than chill out in the lake adoh! with a can of Singha...

p.s. Tupai.. from the pic, the bike is a Honda XR250 lah... :D electric start right? Baja Trail got no electric start, all kick start...

heheheheh! Sori lah..I was being specific there.
The Vios is for the krabi-phuket LOS Run lah...

the Baja was in Laos. The hills are some 70km northeast of Vientien on the way to Vang Vien (Only 180km BUT of really bad road and it took us 5hours to reach the destination! A bunch of other msianbikers made the wrong choice of bikes and it took them 8hrs to do the same distance! :eek:

Come lets ride...the Lao Beer is almost like the Singha...

Yang Baja boleh ride latotupai

Sentinel
28-10-2009, 03:17 PM
Just kiddin' lah brader... I have an XR650L here lah... use for sojourns into the durian plantations in Balik Pulau... but DP tires and not knobbies.

patrick
28-10-2009, 04:22 PM
sentinel...another option to consider is to hire a Vios for approx Baht800/day...and then after 3d2n of krabi...drive another 200km to Phangha or Phuket..then return to krabi for the AAsia flight home.

Get to see more things and explore other natural attractions.

Yang bermoto diLOS latotupai :D

p/s Patrick, thanks for posting the pix. The pix with me and the lao hills and the bike? The bike is a rental. A 250cc Honda Baja trial bike with knobbly tyres, meant for jungle tracks, gravel trails, muddy tracks etc...the seat is harder than a jati plank :o

Sorry lah...dont want to contaminate this thread. If nak, you start a fresh thread on your sojourn to Laos and I can post all your pics there for you. Ok lato? Otherwise, nanti I kena tapau banana cake !

tupai
28-10-2009, 06:31 PM
Oops! Back to the Krabi thread then :D

When in Krabi, Ao Nang beach is the most popular stretch. It is not as 'hectic' and raucous as Patong's Soi Bangla...Its more relax with the pubs/bars discreetly tucked away behind the beach fronting shops.

Breakfast al-fresco (300m from the police base along the bay) opposite McDonald is pleasant: great cliff view, telor setengah masak, kopi-O and yau-char-kway make the breakky all the more satisfying...

Yang Banyak pi krabi latotupai :p