Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Krabi Town

#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Krabi Province
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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 Krabi Town vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Krabi Town road trip planning app.
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  • At first we thought we could just drive to the top of this 550 meter elevation mountain, but then we discovered that we had to WALK to the top. We took 2 new friends with us and began the ascent of.....  more »
  • With the dearth of tourists this is one attraction worth going to now as the narrow stairway is quiet - lots of room to pass. To get to the top you have to climb 1,260 steps all of them quite steep.....  more »
  • It is one of a kind place. The hiking up the stairs is very challenging but the view at the top is worth it. Down inside the temple do not forget to walk behind the hill shown as 'Wonderland'.  more »
  • Great place to visit. But forget the stair climb to the top unless you are in peak physical condition - 1200+ stairs and very steep. We didn't make it to halfway point. So if you are keen, take a few hours to walk to the top, take lots of water, and don't attempt it unless you are seriously fit. But the location is spectacular.
  • Amazing view at the top of the mountain but quite demanding hike to reach it. May take some time if your stamina is not great. Stairs are safe but wouldn't recommend to elderly and children. The temple are is quite interesting too. Spent here a few hours.
  • Such a wonderful view on top 💚... 1,237 is no joke but just keep going up it’s worth every sweat. To those who has plans, go push it 💪💪💪 entrance is free but donations are well appreciated 🤔 surprising right 😝 it’s true... as of 08.08.20 and the coming days, weeks, months, years etc hopefully 🙏
  • Great 360 degree view from the top. Climb is quite challenging with steep and at times almost vertical parts, but in the end you're rewarded with stunning views. Plenty of friendly monkeys at the foot of the hill. Worth a visit.
  • If you are strong enough/ If you have sufficient time then and then go for this one because only view and Budhha Golden statue is there. Bring water bottle along with you on the top refilling is available. Also be aware of the monkeys on the way because they can make trouble for you and can still your items from your hands so be careful. Although at noon there was not much monkeys on the way but be careful.

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