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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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This temple complex not only serves as a religious site for the monks who live and worship there, but also features a maze of natural caves in an overgrown jungle valley where stone tools, pottery remains and the mold for making Buddha footprints...more
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Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a MUST see! By accident, we ended up arriving at the temple in the late afternoon. This served us well because the climb is long and arduous. I feel for anyone who did the climb at midday when the sun is at its...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cindysoka
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived at 3:30 and left at 5:30 - took me about 1 hour to go up as I’m not that fit and I like taking breathers! It felt like a spin class. People were still going up as we left. Stairs are well made...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nirvanaadey1981
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to climb the 1237 steps up to the gigantic Buddha on the top of the mountain. The stairs are very steep and uneven. Take plenty of water. There is water at the top with a sign that says "filtered water". You will have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susanwQ9215GN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

4-5 in the afternoon is a good place to Visit this place, then you can climb the stairs in the shade and the worst heat is over.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vestegnensperle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like to be active on your vacation, this is the place you should go. On top there is a beautiful view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maxroz7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful from the top, although you have to climb 1260 steps. It's totally worth the pain. There is a tap on top of mountain so you can easily refill your bottle. It took 2 hrs total to go to top and to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 624suchitrar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiger Cave Temple is one of the most challenging climb ever. Is more than 1200 steep steps, he climb left me with sore legs for a few days but is worth it as the view from the top is absolutely stunning.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank serene1017
Reviewed 1 week ago

the temples are nice to look at but nothing to rave about. There's 1000 steps you can climb to reach the top of the hill for better views

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Violetferrari
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Tiger Cave Temple. It is a 1267 stair climb. The steps are relatively well maintained, and the grounds are kept clean. The view from the top is spectacular and because of the strenuous climb it is not overrun with people. The climb...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Srebello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple was worth the visit. Please remember to wear a proper footwear and have sufficient water supply. Its about 1-1.30 hike up to reach the temple. It was really tiring however once you reach up the view is spectacular.

Date of experience: February 2019
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27 December 2018|
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Response from nirvanaadey1981 | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any monkeys until we got to the base after our walk and turned the corner. This was about 5pm. They were all grouped in one place. Lots of people taking photos and monkeys did nothing!
8 November 2018|
Response from RDHNorthernVA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - we arrived around 8:30 am and it was open
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2 September 2018|
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Response from 420FussyEater | Reviewed this property |
They do not allow your to show off much skin I.e arms and legs closed but you will be fine in shorts amd a tshirt, its all about respect really they find it rude to be showing your knees etc