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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  • I do this hike 2 or 3 times per week for fitness. Go as early as you can because it gets hot and muggy. There is water available at the top but I would bring my own bottle. Be careful of the monkeys.....  more
    I do this hike 2 or 3 times per week for fitness. Go as early as you can because it gets hot and muggy. There is water available at the top but I would bring my own bottle. Be careful of the monkeys.....  more »
  • Incredible experience! Even for the fit the altitude and humidity is hard! Sooo many steps but the view is incredible! They do have robes you can borrow but you have to dress respectfully to the... 
    Incredible experience! Even for the fit the altitude and humidity is hard! Sooo many steps but the view is incredible! They do have robes you can borrow but you have to dress respectfully to the...  more »
  • great view, good exercise, but a physical challenge for the unfitted. Love the encouragements from the fellow climbers who keep telling one another that “you can do it”. 
    great view, good exercise, but a physical challenge for the unfitted. Love the encouragements from the fellow climbers who keep telling one another that “you can do it”.  more »
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  • You have to climb a mountain. Steps all the way up. About 1,400 of them. It's really physical so come prepared with water and sensible shoes. Monkeys, lots of them. Hold on tight to anything you are carrying. Do not take any food, they are not polite when they want something. Just move out of the way when they slide down the rails. Once you get to the top the views are amazing. Enjoy you earnt it. Down is easier but still hard. My legs were like jelly when we finally got to the bottom. Hint, wash your hands, there have been a lot of monkey bums on the hand rails.
  • I Loved this place! But I love stairs, so there were plenty of those here. Truly a peaceful place, monkeys, butterflies, and temple dogs. Also, if you think 1260 stairs are a lot, well they are, but it is worth all the sweat and the tears! Bring water though for sure.
  • Amazing hike! PLEASE take plenty of water as very strenuous in the heat.. make sure to do some stretches as you don’t want the leg shakes! Worth every step once you reach the top… 100% recommended.
  • I've been here 5 times. It's very challenging. Well for me it was. Stunning view from the top. There's toilets on site and a convenience store at the temple. Also there are a few shops just outside the temple where you can grab food and drinks. Women will be asked to cover up if wearing skimpy clothing. Watch out for the monkeys. Highly recommend to take a drink with you when you go up. It can get very hot and sweaty but it will be worth it. Definitely worth a visit if you're ever in Krabi. Highly recommend.
  • Easy to get to the bottom both by taxi or bike. There’s food stands at the bottom to grab something to eat before starting your way up. The tiger cave it’s right at the entrance, there are a lot of monkeys jumping around. The temple is a quite difficult way up. I would not recommend it to people with health issues. But if you are fine it’s 100% worth the effort

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