Photo: Crystal waters.

Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam

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Up in the northern reaches of Krabi province, Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam, or “Two Water Canal”, is a refreshing dose of natural beauty that’s far off the usual tourist trail.

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The park’s ecology includes abundant mangrove and banyan trees and a wide range of crabs and lizards. Crystal-clear water pours off a nearby limestone mountain, mixing with seawater and turning emerald as you head towards the ocean, especially at high tide.

The kind of place you’d find pirate treasure. Photo taken in or around Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam, Krabi, Thailand by David Luekens.

The kind of place you’d find pirate treasure. Photo: David Luekens

A raised wooden walkway takes you to view snaking roots of banyans beneath glass-like water at low tide. Though it’s tempting to swim in the clearest parts of the stream, this is damaging to the fragile ecology and visitors may only dip in a designated area near the entrance. 

Even though it’s not an actual waterfall, Khlong Song Nam is arguably more beautiful than Than Bok Khorani Waterfall further north, and it can easily be visited on the same day. The walkways, pavilions and footbridges blend into the natural environment in a tranquil setting that’s also great for a picnic. Very few foreign travellers make it here. 

There is always scope for a dip. Photo taken in or around Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam, Krabi, Thailand by David Luekens.

There is always scope for a dip. Photo: David Luekens

Near the car park, don’t miss the vendors selling Thai-style treats like khanom bueang (mini sweet taco-looking snacks) and khanom jak (coconut and rice flour grilled in coconut husks). There’s also a large restaurant and drinks stand. Along the road out, a fairly large reclining Buddha image lies at the foot of shaggy karsts and is also worth a quick stop.

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How to get there
We recommend taking Route 4034 northwest from Krabi town (or Ao Nang) and bearing right onto Route 1003, where you’ll see blue signs pointing west to Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam. The turn is also signposted off Phetkasem Rd (Route 4), which is a much busier highway. If going the scenic way, it’s about a 40-km ride from Krabi town.

Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam
40km from Krabi town (via the scenic route)
Admission: 50 baht

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