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Morakot Cave (Emerald Cave)
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4 Island Tour to Emerald Cave at Koh Mook by Big Boat from Koh Lanta
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Ko Muk
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

emeral cave was such a wonderful experience. After travelling on a small boat we swam from the boat into the mouth of the cave. The cave was very dark and eerie sounds were echoed around. after swimming through the cave we came into an enclosed beach with white sand and crystal clear water. We saw monitor lizards on the rocks which were basking in the sun. A beautiful trip. Lynn and sam warwick

Visited December 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Total paradise.
If you want to see the sun shining down into cave then go at peak time (11.30am - 2pm) but be warned there are hundreds of people and tours at this time.
We decided to go by ourselves on kayak from Had Farang beach left at 3pm and had the whole place to ourselves. This also meant it was low tide and we could take the kayak right through the cave rather than getting out and swimming through - much better in my opinion. and cheaper than renting a longtail boat.

Visited December 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Do not leave Thailand without having seen the Emerald Cave.
I'm not a great swimmer and I'm not a fan of dark caves so I was very scared at the beginning but it was really worth the effort.
First you need to swim around 80m under the rocks. It is good to have a torch, but no worries if you don't it as surely the guides will have few. It takes about 5 min to get to the beautiful interior. Water inside is crystal clear and warm. It looks like volcano crater.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“I'm so glad I didn't miss this experience”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

I visited the Cave as part of a 4 Islands tour. The tour wasn't great until that point and emerald Cave made up for it. You swim in the dark through the Cave, which I really enjoyed. Seriously stick with the swim, it's not that long and entirely worth it. Coming out the other end is breathtaking. Sparkling clear water, white sand beach, surrounded by jungle and walls of sheer rock. A place where pirates used to hide their loot! My boyfriend didn't feel great so didn't come and he really missed out.

Visited November 2013
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Nong Khai, Thailand
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“A Must See!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Exhilarating adventure as you swim through the 80m cave, then arrive at a pristine beach surrounded by limestone. Definitely go early before a rush of day-trippers get there. We went with one other couple and we got there around 9:30 or 10 in the morning. Only a few boats were there when we swam in (we followed a group who had a light) but so many more had arrived when we swam back out. Bring a headlamp if you can otherwise it will be pitch black and a dry bag to put your camera in. Definitely worth taking pictures once inside!

Visited April 2013
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