Pa Phru or peat swamp forest of the canal of Tha Pom features a number of water sources, which originate from the Chong Phra Kaeo pool.
It is located at Ban Nong Chik, Mu 2, Tambon Khao Khram, a distance of 34 kilometres from the provincial town of Krabi. To get there, proceed along Highway No. 4 (Krabi - Ao Luek route) onto Km. 126 and take a left turn for another 5 kilometres. Pa Phru or peat swamp forest of the canal of Tha Pom features a number of water sources, which originate from the Chong Phra Kaeo pool. Tha Pom is called Khlong Song Nam by the locals, which in Thai literally means "two water canal", because of its special feature location where crystal clear freshwater, which the pool’s floor and the roots of Lumphi palm (Eleiodoxa conferta) are virtually visible, meets seawater from the mangrove forest. Tha Pom features a natural trail made of lath. Wooden chairs are located at certain points for nature lovers to conveniently admire the view of the place. Admission fees for adults and children are 50 and 30 Baht, respectively.
Approximately 34 km reach from Krabi’s provincial city, Pa Phru or a peat swamp forest of Tha Pom Canal is where freshwater and seawater fromnearby mangrove forests meets---the reason behind its name: Khlong Song Nam, which literally means ‘a canal that features two (kinds of) waters ’. Featuring a number of water resources originated from Chong Phra Kaeo pool, visitors can either dip into fresh clear water where the base of the pool and roots of Lumphi palms are visible underwater or simmer down on wooden chairs on natural lath-made Tha Pom.