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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 journey to the top is painfully tough (If you are not kind of person that active or exercise regularly). Some of the stair rises up to 30cm or a foot. Before climbing up make sure to bring a bottl...  more »
  • To do even with children but attention there is hot very hot, take his time making stops for water I drank the entire bottle fortunately a source filtered at the top allows you to drink again. markets are unequal be well shod, but the view is to cut the breath (there already more..) the black is pretty however the Tigers in the caves are down a little kitsch
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  • It is easily accessible from krabi town and ao nag. Should cost around 100 baht. While there , please take 1237 steps. the view is amazing thanks to the limestone cliffs in this area. plus get down an...  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.