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Tiger Cave Temple

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

35, Tambon Krabi Noi, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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Dew
Local tour guide
"To beat the crowd and enjoy the stunning sunrise view from the top, start your hike up to the Tiger Cave Temple at least an hour before dawn. Don't forget to bring a flashlight and be prepared for a challenging climb of 1,237 steps, but the panoramic view of Krabi at sunrise is definitely worth the effort."

What is Tiger Cave Temple?

Tiger Cave Temple, also known as Wat Tham Suea, is a Buddhist temple located in Krabi, Thailand. Situated on top of a hill, the temple offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding jungle and limestone cliffs. It is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists.

History of Tiger Cave Temple

Tiger Cave Temple has a rich history that dates back more than a thousand years. Legend has it that a tiger once lived in the cave, hence the name of the temple. Over the years, the temple has been expanded and renovated, and it now consists of several buildings, statues, and meditation caves.

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Why is Tiger Cave Temple Important?

Tiger Cave Temple holds great significance for the local community and is considered one of the most sacred sites in the region. It is a place of worship and pilgrimage for Buddhists, who come to pay their respects and seek blessings. The temple also plays a vital role in preserving Thai culture and heritage.

Things to Do & See at Tiger Cave Temple

  • Explore the Cave: As the name suggests, the temple is known for its magnificent cave. Visitors can venture into the cave and witness the awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over centuries.

  • Climb the Stairs: One of the highlights of visiting Tiger Cave Temple is climbing the 1,237 steps to reach the summit. The challenging climb is rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

  • Visit the Buddha Statue: At the top of the stairs, visitors are greeted by a 9-meter-tall golden Buddha statue. This impressive statue is a symbol of peace and tranquility.

  • Experience Meditation: Tiger Cave Temple is renowned for its meditation practices. Visitors can participate in meditation sessions guided by experienced monks, providing an opportunity for self-reflection and inner peace.

  • Enjoy the View: The panoramic view from the top of the temple is simply breathtaking. Visitors can take a moment to soak in the natural beauty of Krabi, with its lush greenery and limestone cliffs stretching as far as the eye can see.

Aside from these main attractions, Tiger Cave Temple also offers visitors the chance to explore the serene temple grounds, make offerings, and witness traditional ceremonies. The temple is a peaceful retreat where visitors can connect with nature and find spiritual solace.

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With its captivating history, stunning views, and spiritual atmosphere, Tiger Cave Temple is a must-visit destination for those seeking a unique cultural and religious experience in Krabi.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Tiger Cave Temple located?

Tiger Cave Temple is located in Krabi, Thailand.

What is the significance of the temple's name?

The temple gets its name from a legend that a tiger used to reside in the cave before it became a temple.

How do I reach Tiger Cave Temple?

You can reach Tiger Cave Temple by taking a taxi, tuk-tuk, or hiring a scooter from Krabi town. It is located about 3 km northeast of Krabi town.

What is the main attraction of Tiger Cave Temple?

The main attraction of Tiger Cave Temple is the 1,237 steps leading to a viewpoint on top of a limestone tower. The view from the top is breathtaking and worth the climb.

Are there any requirements or dress codes to visit the temple?

Visitors are required to dress modestly and cover their shoulders and knees as a sign of respect. It is also recommended to wear comfortable footwear for the climb to the viewpoint.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

35, Tambon Krabi Noi, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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