Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Krabi Town

4.5
Brave the 1,237 steps leading up to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), famed for its tiger paw prints, tall Buddha statues, and extensive views of the surrounding landscape. Take your time ascending the stairs--they aren't a route to be rushed. The panorama at the summit deserves plenty of attention (and picture-taking), as you take in the reverential, contemplative atmosphere of this secluded spot. Be careful on your way up, and watch out for the monkeys that live there: they don't take kindly to being teased and can become aggressive if separated from their young. Make Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) a centerpiece of your Pak Nam vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pak Nam road trip planning app .
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  • I would say that this was an unexpected detour. My boyfriend and I just finish visiting 2 places before dropping by the temple. I definitely did not expect to walk crazy lots of stairs. Worst part was...  more »
  • We included this as part of our recent holiday to Ao Nang. The tour we did included the Hot springs and Emerald pool. Including these two didn’t leave enough time to enjoy the temples and all it had t...  more »
  • After going to several other temples in BKK I felt this was one a little more ‘tacky?’ Than the others, still very nice but had a lot on sale. Monkeys around and lots of dogs and monks - didn’t walk u...  more »
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  • Worth the climb. Aim for the sunrise like another reviewer did it. Was tough but persevere and catch a great view. But I won't do it again because it's more of an one time experience.
  • Awesome and suggest earlier in the day to avoid heat and humidity. Overall Krabi has been the best weather for Thailand. No cut off shirts or short shorts. Knee length.
  • This temple is like college. At first everything seems hard and discouraging. But the higher you climb the more you learn and everything begins to connect with each other. Then you reach the top. Now you are above all else. Everything makes sense. The view is so great that it makes you forget about the difficulties just like how you forgot your lessons :)
  • This place has 1372 steps to the top view point. But it's actually worth it. You can climb it in 1 hour approximately. But be careful steps are different in size. Water available only at the top. Take 2-3 bottles of water with you.
  • Incredible. I fit. But boy with the heat, those steps were not easy. Doable but not easy.

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