GoPro is the most popular action camera on the market. The earlier versions were used mainly for shooting HD videos, but the newer camera models let you shoot high-resolution photos that fully utilize the camera’s wide angle lens — ideal for landscape and cityscape shots. The wide lens is also great for shooting in tight spaces (like a tent or a car), first-person shots and selfies. Be creative! Here are some pictures I have been taking in Thailand with my GoPro HERO4 Black.
Last year I put together a video of our four weeks trip to Thailand, using a GoPro Hero3 White Edition. It was a lot of fun, so this year I decided to buy a GoPro Hero4 Black with better video and photo quality. The highlight of this year’s trip was the Similan Island and snorkeling in the turquoise waters. Please watch the video in HD 1080p.
I bought a GoPro camera just before we went to Thailand this time, and it was a lot of fun to put together this video. The model I used is a GoPro Hero3 White Edition Slim and the locations in the video are Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Krabi, Lam Thap, Ao Nang, Railay Bay, Poda Island, Koh Kho Khao and Phuket. Please watch the video in 720p60 HD.
Emerald Pool and Blue Pool are two beautiful natural pools in the middle of the Khao Phra-Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary, about one hour from Krabi Town. This sanctuary is part of Khao Nor Chu Chi, an extremely rich birding location and home to rare birds like Gurney’s Pitta, Rufus-colored Kingfisher and Black Hornbill.
Now, we didn’t come here for birdwatching, but to beat the crowd and swim in Emerald Pool absolutely alone. To be able to do that, you need to get there before opening at 8.00 a.m. on a weekday and ask if you can go in before opening. There’s a big chance they let you in like they did to us. If they don’t, you will still be the first one in the pool.
Once you get in, there are two trails; a 1,400 meters jungle trail on boardwalks, and one shorter, 800 meters path directly to the pool. Choose the shorter trail if you just want to beat the crowd.
It was a wonderful feeling swimming in the pool all alone. The water was not warm but not cold either. After about 20 minutes a few other people showed up. Please be aware of slippery rocks around the pool.
A 5-minute walk from the Emerald Pool is the Blue Pool. Do not miss this!