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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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Address: Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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+66 87 889 5600
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This temple complex not only serves as a religious site for the monks who...

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 have been excavated.

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A must see in Krabi!

Our hotel arranged a taxi to take us there and back for 600 baht, and our driver was very polite and helpful. I'm normally skeptical of how challenging a physical activity will... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel arranged a taxi to take us there and back for 600 baht, and our driver was very polite and helpful. I'm normally skeptical of how challenging a physical activity will be, but this was a very tough climb to the top taking just under 30 minutes with a few short breaks. It is very steep so people scared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 5:40am and took a slow walk up the 1200 or so steps. It took us about 40mins and we took it very steady. It was breezy at the top. It was a clear morning and the sunrise was beautiful to watch. Great photos. On the way down the monkeys were awake and were very "hands on" they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A strange mix of statues in the temple... even cellophane wrapped plastic Buddhas ... lots of tigers but thankfully not real ones... coloured fairy lights and lots of donation collection points... dare I say it's tacky. The climb up the top is exhausting and not for the faint hearted but totally worth it... I made friends on the way with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a climb to the top which is 1,237 steps. It takes about 30-45 mins to climb depending the pace you go at. There are points to stop along the way. Some stairs are slightly higher then normal so lots of larger steps needed. Monkeys along the route will try and take stuff if loose. Like caps mobiles etc.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have done other "stair hikes" in other places, and this was definitely a lot more difficult. There are about 1,260 stairs that are each about a foot in height. The climb gets pretty steep at some points and with the head and humidity, you can expect to sweat! It took about 30-45 minutes to get to the top with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a visit but be warned it is very commercialised now including mass blessing services in the Temple. We went to the small far more modern building on the same site and had a very interesting 30 minutes with one of the Buddhist monks there, very calm and relaxing even the children enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its very nice place In krabi, I highly recommend go top the Mountain, very nice views you see top on Mountain whole krabi. I recommend take lot on water. I dont do any sports but can go top about 20mins, if your not sure or scary high places, dont try. There is lot funny stolen monkeys so i recommend put... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying near Ao Nang beach (family of 5 with teenagers). We hired a tuk tuk big enough for 6 people for 2 hours and climbed the 1200+ steps on Christmas morning. Made it a bit of a family competition, and everyone up in under 30 mins. Great views from the top. Go early before it gets really hot,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth to visit this location for the strenuous but worthwhile climb. Do reserve sufficient time to take enough brakes and make sure you also take the other walk to see how some monks are still living in tiny huts and to see some of the biggest trees you will ever see without having to go into the deep jungle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's very hard work but extremely rewarding and I would recommend it to only those who are reasonably fit. Also I would avoid on a very hot day as there isn't much shelter on the way up.

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