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Tiger Cave Temple In Krabi

Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi, Thailand

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Tiger Cave Temple Tour (Krabi)

The Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi is one of the most visited sacred sites in Krabi. It is also known by Wat Tham Suea in Thai. This Buddhist temple is famous more the cave that has tiger paw prints, hence, known as tiger cave. However, it is not just the temple that make this place breathtakingly beautiful. To reach the temple, one has to climb a fleet of 1237 stairs, which makes for an exciting experience. The history of the temple dates back to the year 1975 when it was established. Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi has a height of 270 meters. It is situated at a distance of 7.7 km from the main city.

The Tiger cave Temple lies on a cliff. It is a sacred place for the Buddhists and is famous for its back breaking flight of stairs. The history of the Tiger Cave Temple Krabi dates back to 1975 when a Buddhist monk named Jumnean Seelasettho chose these caves for his meditation. The name of the Tiger Cave Temple Thailand comes from the fact that the interior of these caves is imprinted with tiger paw prints.

History of Tiger Cave Temple

The temple was established in the year 1975. As per the legends, locals believe that a tiger used to roam the cave and its vicinity. Some also consider that a monk used to meditate in the cave where he heard the roar of a tiger that was roaming around the temple. The temple is also surrounded by many trees that are considered sacred. The Tiger Cave Temple got its name from an ancient legend that narrates that a tiger used to roam the temple cave.

Highlights and Features of Tiger Cave Temple

One has to go through a fleet of a total of 1237 steps to reach the temple.

Tiger Cave Temple is situated at a height of 278 meters.

It is well-known as a meditation center and hence lure people from around the world. Many monks have meditated at this temple over the years.

The temple offers spectacular views at the time of sunrise and sunset.

There is a plethora of artwork and Buddha statues inside the caves.

On your way to the temple, you will be accompanied by several monkeys. Note that they look cute but can be equally mischievous. Therefore, it is recommended to keep all your belongings safe.

The walls of the caves are still graced with tiger paw prints.

The Tiger Cave Temple is also famous because of its unique location and the statue of Buddha.

Time to cover the steps

A fleet of 1237 steps to the temple top calls for some rigorous climb. However, it is equally doable and is 45 minutes to one hour is the average time taken to reach the top. Well, the duration you take to reach the top completely depends on your fitness level and pace. It is recommended that you explore the best of the route and enjoy the journey of reaching the top. It is no race. Also, it is recommended that you keep water bottles handy.

Tiger Cave Temple Tours

Most of Tiger Cave Temple tours are paired with some of the nearby attractions to further elevate the travel experience. There are a plethora of tour operators that provide well-curated Tiger Cave Temple tours. A Tiger Cave Temple tour must be planned in a very proper manner in order to get the best out of the trip without tiring a lot. First of all, one must keep a whole day to visit the Tiger Cave Temple because the 1237 steps of the stairs can be very tiring, and one may require breaks during their journey. All the travelers must carry a sufficient amount of water to keep themselves hydrated throughout the journey. Some of the steps may be more than a foot high, and therefore, everyone must be careful and well prepared. There are many monkeys near the Ao Nang Tiger Cave Temple, and therefore, people must keep all their belongings in a backpack to save it from them.

Best Time to Visit Tiger Cave Temple

The best time to visit the Tiger Cave Temple is during the sunrise, because at this time, there are almost no crowds, and people get to see beautiful sunrise views from the cliff. The sunset scenes can also be a treat to watch, but the place is more crowded in the evening, and therefore, a visit to the sacred place early in the morning is highly recommended. Another advantage of visiting the Tiger Cave Temple in Thailand early in the morning is that visitors get a perfect atmosphere for meditating in the peaceful and cold surroundings of the place. Meditation has many health benefits and makes the person wealthy and wise. Ao Nang and Krabi are some of the points from where you can head to the temple without any hassle.

Tiger Cave Temple Plaza

Tiger Cave Temple Plaza is that part of the temple were the monks live and practice Buddhism. The architectural design of this plaza follow Buddhist architectural design. This is the main area where the monks who worship in this temple reside.

Buddha Statues at Tiger Cave Temple

The Buddha statue at the top of the Tiger Cave Temple is quite high and beautiful. No one will ever regret climbing these stairs once they reach the apex because of the beautiful bird’s eye view of Krabi town and surrounding cliffs and mountains, they get to see from these places. All the statues present there are beautifully painted and decorated and also demonstrate Indonesian art. Though Tiger Cave Temple Krabi is getting their trip can be quite tiring with a number of steps; there are marks after every set of 100 steps which tells the people about their progress and helps them by motivating them for the remaining trip.

Thus, we can say that a trip to the Tiger Cave Temple can be a fun and exhilarating experience with breathtaking views of the beautiful surroundings. A flight of 1237 stairs give the required amount of adrenaline rushes to the tourists visiting the Tiger Cave Temple Thailand and makes the trip quite adventurous.

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    Tiger Cave Temple is an important place of worship for Buddhists.

    It takes around 35-40 minutes to climb the stairs and reach the top of the Tiger Temple in Krabi.

    The height of the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi is 278 meters.

    It is appropriate for women to keep your knees and shoulders covered and a sarong can be used to do so. However, towels and scarf type material are also available near the temple at a cheap price. Men need to cover their upper body and dress modestly too. Note that taking the stairs will get sweaty so dress comfortably.

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