Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Krabi Town

4.5
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Krabi Province
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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  • There were 1,237 very uneven and challenging steps up the mountain. I was prepared to climb but encountered monkeys which seemed very aggressive. We passed by some monkeys along 3 flights of stairs an...  more »
  • We went to visit the buda temple and we did not expected the 1260 steps. Going up is not a joke and going down is hard as well. Bring water with you. Views are very good. It worth it.  more »
  • Do if and only if you are in good physical condition. It's not every day that you'll have the opportunity to climb 1267 steps... It's worth a look. On the other hand, hydrate well during the climb because it is really hot and heavy.
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  • Beautiful place. You need minimum 0,5l water to climb on this temple. On the top you could drink free water and stock up your empty bottle. The views are amazing. I recommend this place 😊
  • Very beautiful place, I highly recommend to visiting. Also be ready to climb the stairs. It is better to wear suitable shoes. It will take long but it is worth it. One of the best views in my life. My tactic was not to hurry up and climb slowly but surely. Also don't forget to take water.
  • Before you started to going up, you have to prepare some drink and other snack. Because 1260 steps is not a joke. After you struggle, you'll mesmerizing by the scenery in front of you. One of the best place to enjoy sunset in Krabi. Just sitting down and enjoy the sun goes down.
  • A must see if you are in Krabi. Make sure you’re in good shape and have lots of water for your climb to the top. I’m in really good shape and the hike left me winded. Such a beautiful view from the top.
  • Amazing experience climbing up the mountain. Got to reach there by taking a tiring 1260 steps, some of which are really steep. All the effort feels totally worth after reaching on top and having the change to see the great Buddha statue. Spectacular view from top with all the serenity brings a joy which is surely gonna last forever.
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