Tiger temple Wat Tham Suea

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Тигриный храм в Краби

Tiger temple Wat Tham Suea (also Tiger's cave, Tiger Cave) is one of the most famous and visited attractions of Krabi province, and certainly the most important temple.

In fact it is a complex, which includes many traditional temple buildings and statues; the staircase of 1237 steps to the top of the hill where the large statue of the seated Buddha; the monastery; the very tiger cave monastery; natural trail through the jungle. But no living tigers in this temple is not usual, only stone statues.

The Foundation of the temple was a stone niche (cave) at the foot of the mountain, filled with Buddha statues and other Buddhist paraphernalia. In the cave is "living" statue of the tiger, which, according to legend, lived in the cave three centuries ago (but according to other information it was only in the last century), and his roar frightened the local residents.

Тигриный храм в Краби The rise in 1237 steps

One of the most interesting items in the temple is the stairs to the top of the mountain. But the ascent only looks simple, in fact, is a real challenge, designed primarily for believers, not for tourists, so you should not necessarily seek to go up there. If you have 2-3 hours to spare and an excess of force, that after overcoming the 600 meters and 1237 steps will offer you a breathtaking view of the province, and, of course, a huge Golden statue of a sitting Buddha. And yet, on the way up, and in the temple there are many monkeys, so be careful to watch your things, especially glasses, necklaces, phones and cameras, close the bag with a padlock (see how to behave with monkeys, precautions).

Тигриный храм в Краби Cave in the woods

If you walk a little further from the entrance past all the buildings, you can find the entrance to forest Park Khaokaeo Vipassana. He, too, is part of the territory of the temple, and worth a visit. In fact it is a small area of the jungle, surrounded by cliffs, which offers trails for Hiking (the trail map is located at the entrance). You can select the big circle to walk or take the small, in any case, you will take no more than half an hour. When you walk in a large circle you will move along the rocky wall, riddled with shallow caves. Here live monks, and apparently they spend their time in caves during meditation.

🕐 While workingin the daytime.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

🚶 How to get there: the temple is 9 km from the centre of Krabi town (temple on a map of Krabi). Easiest way to get here in a rented transport, a taxi or a motorcycle taxi (100 baht), also many excursions in the province include a visit to the temple. You can get on a red taxi from the Krabi town street Th Utarakit (this is the street along the waterfront) for 50 baht (see currency of Thailand and the exchange rate to the ruble) to the temple or drive for 20 baht to turn to the temple on the main road and continue to walk.

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admin 1 Oct, 2016

Hello! Because the island is quite small, from long beach to the South 20-30 minutes on the bike. But on the bike it is just too much, 30 kilometers to go, and even in the heat. I think not everyone will master, but in principle, if breaks and holidays, be sure to stock up on water, it is possible for 3-4 hours to get there, but it's so vskidku. Anyway in my opinion this is a dubious idea, if you consider it from the point of view just to get. It is better to use a motorcycle taxi. If you were a lover go and see this as a trip for pleasure and travel, the high rental would find no problems, everything is there. ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016
Well, what about "to take a motorbike as not knowing how to drive" - IMHO forget it. If at least some experience was, you can. But without prejudice, I understand you girl. I will not impugn your abilities, but in the eyes of the distributors you just "girl", and even then likely to get a divorce you will have a lot more ...
Guest October 1, 2016
Thank you. Hence, it is necessary to select in absentia the most beautiful beach and the hotel next to it, so on the taxi ride :-(
Write something about Phi Phi island and about the island on which it is possible to go with Lanta on a trip. Especially about a desert, a jungle, "where many wild monkeys". There are? How to get how much, can I spend the night on some deserted island? ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016

About Phi Phi, we will have relatively soon complete travel guide. For you to his side do not look, this is not Paradise island, and ravey. Quiet area it can not be called. On other Islands I can not say, went round a few of them along with the tour, there is always the beaches are always Packed, and bring Turikov boat for boat. But try to look at the Islands South of Lanta, there seems to be not so crowded. ...
baronfonvolf 29 September, 2017
good afternoon , tell me where I can catch songthaews to the bus station , I live near the sculpture of the crab ... and also.. with the Chao FA pier to Koh Lanta I will get ? or another pier .. thank you ...and here's the tickets for the ferry to Lanta for the day to actually take and where ? on the pier or in the agencies(there are probably more) and if the bass stern on the bus with tickets ? ...
admin 30 September, 2017

If I remember correctly, the minivans stopped on the street jazz Alley in shopping centre Vogue. This is from the promenade with crab 15 minute walk. There is, in any case, everything is close, within walking distance. About pierce Chao FA not sure what to Lanta leave from there, or rather has always been sure that are not sent unless something has changed. And ferry tickets are not fundamentally where to buy, the difference is not big, and even if the Agency you transfer to will offer, and so will have to get. https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/krabi-ko-lanta-kak-dobratsa ...
baronfonvolf October 1, 2017
Thank you ...
Orlandina 18th December, 2019
What places would you recommend for snorkeling with kids 7-10 years in Krabi ?
The distance from Krabi Town does not matter - have a car and are considering a couple of days to rent a house, but the duration of the trip on the boat/the boat I would like to minimize.
Perfect - do not swim if there are reefs close to shore would be ideal. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Yes, like anywhere, there are no snorkeling on the mainland, at least I don't know. In fact there places to stay are limited to those that we have described in the guide, others do not. And the whole snorkeling on the Islands or on boats. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Easier to just go to AO Nang, and there near the shore can cross-train and then by boat. ...