Wat Tham Sua
Wat Tham Sua
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nopparat
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
I went to visit Wat Tham Suea with my family, it made me very happy, but when I went, it was a little hot because the car was full, so I had to sit in the back of a pickup truck to Wat Tham Suea. It's very tiring on the top because the stairs are higher than being able to go up and down. It's very tiring, but when I pay homage to the monks with my family, it heals and makes us happy
Written July 13, 2021
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Thitiphon
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Tiger Cave Temple
At Tha Muang, Kanchanaburi The temple has parking for about 100 cars, beautiful views along the way. It is recommended to come to see the view in the evening, not too hot. Can go up to see the top by walking up the stairs. There will be an elevator fee. It is a temple that combines Chinese culture, decoration and construction. There are many photo spots. Below is the rice field surrounding the Ubosot.
Written July 13, 2021
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Magellanic47
Bangkok, Thailand1,055 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Out of the way.. no reliable public transport nearby.. so getting here by bike car or tour is the best way.
Out of the way.. perched on a hill.. overlooking the Kwai River Valley.. this is one of the most spectacular temples I have seen .. the views are endless and the nooks and crannies to explore .. plentiful.

A 20THB donation to help build the temple will be appreciated.

Several stairs to climb.. be warned.. but there is a funicular that operates at certain times...

Again.. an active temple, please dress accordingly... February is hot and dusty.. sunscreen and water will be useful.

Overall.. magical and worth the effort to get to.

Written March 10, 2021
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
In view of my great age I felt a little daunted by the very steep staircase leading to temple proper - the ground area being guarded by a series of fearsome looking plaster tigers. I need not have worried - there is what seems to be a pretty ancient cable car which efficiently takes you to the top at the reasonable price of ten Baht (my ticket actually showed 15 Baht and covered the return trip as well).
There's a lot to see at the top apart from the view of the surrounding countryside. An enormous Buddha shaded by a half stupa, a couple of other well maintained buildings one a many roofed Chinese style tower.
Written December 4, 2021
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Jane W
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I did an internet search to find out about Wat Tham Sua when it was offered by a local tour company (Good Times Travel) for us to have a taxi out to here, Meena Cafe and Big Tree. We had a driver for the duration so could take as much time as we liked without being ushered around on an organised tour. The views, the buildings and massive Buddha are a sight to behold with a short "funicular ride" up. Very different from some other temples we had encountered and so glad I found out about this beautiful place about 40 minutes from Kanchanburi where we were based. Well worth a visit followed by a visit to Meen Café (just brilliant).
Written January 4, 2020
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promporn
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Wat Tham Suea is located in Tha Muang District, Kanchanaburi Province, what catches the eye of tourists who visit the temple. To pay respect to the relics, which is the vastness of the temple and the largest Buddha image in the posture of giving blessings in Kanchanaburi Province. beautiful amulet with gold mosaic On arrival at the top I found the freshness of the cool wind blowing. and strong Looking downward, we saw a verdant rice field. There is also a Chedi Ket Kaeo Prasat. The whole chedi is brick-colored, divided into several layers, each tier enshrining many different Buddha images, up to the top floor enshrining the Buddha's relics brought from India, and there are also various viharas. Pay your respects to the Buddha image and admire the beauty of the murals inside. After watching all around, go down. downstairs to enter the tiger cave It is a small cave at the foot of the hill below. Inside enshrines a birthday amulet and sells sacred objects.
Written August 17, 2021
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Boonyathip
Suphan Buri Province, Thailand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
On holidays, I go to pay homage to monks with my family. Arriving in Kanchanaburi, the first stop we have to visit is the Tiger Cave Temple. Important Buddhist places for a little luck The parking space in the temple is quite small. It is recommended to park at Wat Tham Khao Noi next to it and walk.
The place of worship is the main Buddha image. to go up the stairs quite high But the temple has a service for going up and coming back and forth. Only 10 baht per person, you can get on the cable car. But on the way down, I want to try the stairs. I got another atmosphere. private monk We can only stand and pay respects nearby because there are quite a lot of people at the worship point. This just filled my heart.
Written October 12, 2021
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Jeep
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The temple is on the hill. After we had parked our car, we decided whether to climb up 157 steps steep stairs or to pay 10 baht each for a cable car (and we chose the latter). At the top of the hill, we saw a stunning panoramic view of the greenish rice field and Mae Klong river with mountain background. Moreover, there are several elegant architectures including the biggest Buddha image of Kanchanaburi. We also entered into the remarkable 9 storey orange octagonal pagoda. Ones may climb a spiral staircase to the top of the pagoda to worship Buddha relics brought from India. After enjoyed the fresh air and gorgeous architectures, we walked down the hill to visit the tiger cave. Finally, we worshipped a mummified body of Luang Por Chuen which is preserved in the glass coffin in the hall near the cave.
Written November 7, 2022
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cassie w
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This spectacular temple is located just outside Kanchanaburi. If you are heading to Bangkok from there I would recommend visiting this temple. Perched up on a hill, there are many steps to climb up to the temple or you can take the car lift. But it is worth it. Beautiful buildings and a huge gold mosaic Buddha await. If you thought all temples look the same think again.
Written February 2, 2020
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ebenis
Melbourne, Australia104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It seems a lot of reviews here are actually reviewing the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi, which created some confusion prior to visiting! I was expecting over 1000 steps, but this was not the case. This Tiger Cave Temple is about a 30 minute drive from the River Kwai Bridge. There are very steep steps to the top, but they number only about 150. There is another walk up to the right, where the steps are not quite as steep. Alternatively, there is a paid trolley you can take to the top, although it was not working the day we attended.
Certainly this temple is worth a visit. The steps are manageable (even in heat) and give way to beautiful views over the rice fields as well as the stunning architecture of the temple itself. There is a small shop at the top for drinks or souvenirs, there are also toilets at the ascent. (Many more shops are on the roadside opposite the car park)
We went in the morning and it was moderately busy, but most larger tour groups seemed to be arriving as we were leaving. Enjoyable morning out, probably only allocate a couple of hours max to this activity though.
Written April 2, 2024
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