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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 feeling of having made it is priceless! And the view and the statues that are up there are certainly worth the effort! The first 400 steps are very tough then it heats up and takes the rhythm ... Council to take fresh water (close the backpacks and put away glasses and phones x avoid being stolen from the monkeys that are particularly cattivelle) and come with sneakers, no flip-flops or similar. We drove from ao nang beach and get there by taxi in about 30 min (total 2 x 1400 bath people round trip and includes 3 hours that the driver waited – probably haggling you also get better but there seemed a fair amount). We came With package tour a few days before and we had been given only 1 hour x visit the Temple so we preferred to return to autonomy. My advice is to go slow and rather put an hour stopping often but to try to get to the top, it is worth it!
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  • This temple was recommend by other backpackers I met at the hostel. I know before I leave Krabi, I need to climb to the top of this temple. We rented 3 bikes and traveled from Ao Nang to Tiger cave te...  more »
  • Temple of Buddha footprint - 1237 steps was not easy, lots of monkeys, humidity.. bring water Worth the climb, but rough...  more »
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  • Awesome and suggest earlier in the day to avoid heat and humidity. Overall Krabi has been the best weather for Thailand. No cut off shirts or short shorts. Knee length.
  • This place has 1372 steps to the top view point. But it's actually worth it. You can climb it in 1 hour approximately. But be careful steps are different in size. Water available only at the top. Take 2-3 bottles of water with you.
  • This temple is like college. At first everything seems hard and discouraging. But the higher you climb the more you learn and everything begins to connect with each other. Then you reach the top. Now you are above all else. Everything makes sense. The view is so great that it makes you forget about the difficulties just like how you forgot your lessons :)
  • 1237 steps to be exact, 600 meters above the sea level, extremely physical , very high up, very steep, bring water along the way up there, good shoes and not sandals, free water once you get to the top, spectacular! Stunning bird eye view.
  • Well, it's very good place, good work out. Much good people. Bout 20 times up and rising But please pick up a little, clean. At least your own. Thai is not very good at that. So pls just a little

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