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. 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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  • we arrived and wasn't greatly taken back. it was pleasant enough but wasn't really for us and in 36 degree heat I didn't fancy hiking up a million steps. if you fancy that then this would be for you.  more »
  • It's a huge climb up. More than 1200 steep steps and 300 metres up. When you finally above are the views are more than worth it! The temple itself is not very special.
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  • We are going to Tiger cave because staff from 89cafe told us to visit here. we rent bicycle from 89cafe in Krabi town and enjoy cycling trip to go there and yes. we made up to 1,xxx steps up for top v...  more »
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  • One of the best hikes I have been to. The steps are really narrow and high, so some caution is needed. The hill top offers a majestic view of the surrounding area, including the Krabi airstrip. Tips for anyone who wants to climb all the 1,237 steps: wear shoes with good grip, carry some water and don't look down while climbing up.
  • This is a delightful temple that is currently under expansion. It is very touristy but still a good place to visit to discover for one self. Loads of monkeys that have a tendance to take anything in your hands from you, bottles, telephones, well anything that they find interesting and simply put you are not getting it back! Beware. Nice monks
  • Great view from the top - amazing Buddha images around the sight. Went for sunrise & would 100% recommend it! (See picture) Monkeys all woke up & was nice to see them (weren't too pestering!) One jumped on my friend's back but quickly got off & walked away
  • Beautiful temple complex, you can also follow the stairs up the hill to the viewpoint, but it's quite a climb, over 1200 stairs! The views are amazing though...dress modestly, no beachwear please!
  • Get to the top it is worth the view! I also know there's no WiFi available LOL makes me a little sad that such a secret place has become so commercialized. I've done the tiger cave Temple climb twice now. The first time I did it took myself and my group of fellow Canadians about 80 minutes to get to the top. We had to stop several times. The second time we did this climb we were there in 45. Knowing what to expect and being hydrated makes a big difference. When you get to the top take some time to meditate breathing the air and check out the views. It's good to be in Thailand you know.
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