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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Krabi Town
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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. Plan to see Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Krabi Town vacation planner.
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  • The Tiger Cave Temple, we bet on the way to a local airport. We brought them here on sledges from AoNangu. Output gave us a pretty hard time, 1200 steps is 1200. On top was a pair of tourists and a few monks. From the top was a great view on all sides, and West to the Sun at this point was one of the most beautiful we've experienced in Thailand. On the site we felt pretty calm and we stayed there for about an hour or so even after sunset. Way down in the dark was quite difficult, but fortunately we have handled it without injury.
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  • there are a total of approx 1260 steps to the top and it took me 40mins to climb up and 30mins down. The view was stunning and worth every of your sweats and steps once you are on the top. 
  • nice place. the tiger cave is actually at the foothill. there are few bhudhis monks at the temple. very calm and i felt good.. then we started to climb up to the top of the hill but steps was built by...  more »
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  • Well the view from the top was amazing.. The stairs are quite steep so u got to be careful. Plus there is a free Wi-Fi at top.. Don't forget to bring water cause u gonna sweat alot for sure .. 1200++ stairs !
  • Amazing view. Up there is free drinking water. Best go in midday, not extrem Hot and you have shadows on the way. Also toilets on the way. Truely asian stairs (up to 40 cm high and down to 10cm in widht) but everyone can go up there (saw 80 year Old grandma and 5 year Old child and Old Dogs going up) Calc 2-3 hours for up and down. Bring water, you'll sweet a lot and Flip Flop possible, better good shoes. Women need to Cover there shoulders etc. Men sometimes don't...
  • If you're about to give up climbing the steps, remember those who built them (& the amazing views up top) The Tiger Cave Temple is a whole complex of Buddhist temples, perfectly functional as a place of worship as well as a tourist destination. Unfortunately my lack of Thai & knowledge of Buddhism prevented me from appreciating it to the full extent. The main attraction is the temple at the top, where you can see clear to the Andaman Sea. The there trail is well trafficked but has few amenities should you need to catch a break. Worth a visit if hiking is your cup of tea.
  • after a 45 mins to 1 hour walk over 1237 steps, which was definitely a challange for us :D, we finally reached the top of the tiger cave temple. the view is gorgeous and worth 'climbing' the mountain. How to get there? Simply rent a scooter (max. 200 Baht) and experience yourself - I would not recommend to book a tour for that.
  • Astonishing view from the top but the steps are harder than they seem. The humidity and the heat really makes it so much harder. Pack a lot of water and mosquito repellent as well as appropriate clothing for temples. Definitely worth the effort, breathtaking view and amazing feeling once you reach the top. Took me about 25 minutes to reach the top and 15 down and I'm fairly trained. Would estimate that it takes 20-40 to reach the top depending on weather and fitness level.