Practical information about Surat Thani emerald pool (Ban Nam Rad)
Open daily 9 am-5 pm and busier on weekends and holidays.
Entrance (swim and take a boat): 150 THB per person for foreigners. Note that you can also hire the services of a rower for 50 THB (which I recommend) for your boat tour.
There are free lockers before the entrance to deposit your belongings as it is forbidden to enter with bags or plastic bags. You can change in the toilets at the left of the entrance. Between the car park and the entrance, there are food stands but they only open from around 10 am.
You must be transported to come to Ban Nam Rad Emerald Pool. There is no transport to get there. Hotels like Khao Sok Paradise
can organize excursions for you to go to Ban Nam Rad and the superb Khao Na Nai perched temple which is a short half-hour drive away. it takes about 1 hour drive from Surat Thani or from Khao Sok to get to Ban Nam Rad Headwaters Forest.