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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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Address: Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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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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Deluxe Jungle Tour to Tiger Cave Temple and Krabi Rainforest
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Difficult hike, but the views are worth it!

I was scared to do this hike, since so many of the reviews on Tripadvisor made it sound difficult. I am sorry to say that the reviews are right! I'd say it took about an hour for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was scared to do this hike, since so many of the reviews on Tripadvisor made it sound difficult. I am sorry to say that the reviews are right! I'd say it took about an hour for us to get to the top, because we had to stop a lot. We are not in horrible shape but not in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a total of 1237 steps and they are not small! It is a hard, almost vertical climb to the top thay will test your mental and physical strength but its a really good challenge and very doable. Views from the top are worth the climb so make sure you do it on a clear day! Also make sure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are after a spectacularly ornamented temple, you'll be disappointed. The place is small. The cave where the tiger lived (according to the legend) is simple. Ignorant touris choosing Buddha statues in the temple as if in a shop, irritating monks and worshippers. The fun is outside, where you can interact with monkeys and pigeons. The climb to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As a party of 5 we arrived mid afternoon hoping that the showers had cleared the air from the morning heat. However, it was far to humid for us, the steps are very steep and the railing is probably sturdy but I was a bit of a scaredy cat (not normally, I've been known to abseil and all sorts). We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not for the unfit or those persons with any ailment!! An extreme and somewhat severe incline of 1237 steps to the top of the Buddha footprint and temple. When you eventually reach the top you will reflect and say this was well worth the pain! Views across Krabi and Ao Nang area simply outstanding. They suggest 1 hour to reach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Quite a challenge to get to the top in the heat but absolutely worth it and more!! I have to say this is the best view I have ever seen and I will always remember getting to the top and looking out over Krabi for miles around!! We had visited tiger temple previously whilst on a day trip, I had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the 1200+ steps are rather tough.. quite a challenge that got my legs aching the next day.. but glad i did it afterall. makes u wonder how they climb these steps to build the majestic statues on top. Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb was steep and heavy due to the heat. Having good stamina and fitness is beneficial. My legs were shaking by the time I reached the top but the view was well worth the climb. Watch out for the monkeys. They may seem cute but can be very vicious and can take your possessions if you're not careful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start off by saying that I almost contemplated turning around once arriving. We went in the morning and it was already 30+ degrees. But I am SO glad we ended up doing it! I am of an average fitness level and will admit, there was some tough spots but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad that I didn't read these reviews before I decided to go to this temple. Otherwise, I wouldn't! More than thousand steps? An hour max to reach the top? No way! However, I proud myself that I did it. I went up there by myself with no clue of the challenge, and with no water! Thank God there were... More 

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