Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
4.5
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This temple complex not only serves as a religious site for the monks who live and worship there, but also features a maze of natural caves in an overgrown jungle valley where stone tools, pottery remains and the mold for making Buddha footprints have been excavated.
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David
Oxford, UK1,052 contributions
Attn: Closed as of 29 Jul 21.
Jul 2021 • Solo
I have given this place 3*s as an 'average' rating because I don't have any information on what it is really like.

My taxi driver spoke to the entrance desk when I got here and it turns out the place is closed. So as a visitor you aren't able to go anywhere on site. Covid related no doubt. The lady manning the entrance desk wasn't sure when the place will be open again.

So, I'd exercise caution before coming here at the moment.
Written July 29, 2021
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Mathawee W
Ratchaburi, Thailand7 contributions
Very good
Jun 2021 • Family
I think this place is very exciting. because there are hundreds of steps Even going up the stairs is quite tiring. But it is considered to be exercising in the body. Plus the temple itself is beautiful. It's worth the sweat.
Written June 10, 2021
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Dao1949
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,395 contributions
Challenging Hike to the Top!
Apr 2021
At first we thought we could just drive to the top of this 550 meter elevation mountain, but then we discovered that we had to WALK to the top. We took 2 new friends with us and began the ascent of 1,260 cement steps. The tall mountain stairways seemed endless and we took many rests before reaching the top. The steps were also very dangerous at some points with very high risers and small areas for your feet. There were also some monkeys at one point and one of them took my water bottle! It took us nearly 2 hours to get to the top. Once we arrived at the top, the views were spectacular! The temple itself was not so great and there were many antennae that took away much of the beauty.
Written April 21, 2021
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swanstonanthony
Phuket, Thailand174 contributions
Not to be missed
Jan 2021
With the dearth of tourists this is one attraction worth going to now as the narrow stairway is quiet - lots of room to pass. To get to the top you have to climb 1,260 steps all of them quite steep. Going down can be dangerous so be careful. I used to be a very keen hill walker and my experience helped. I am now pushing 70 and not fit. Once you start feeling tired stop and rest; do not push yourself. If you feel dizzy sit down. There is room at the top of each flight to rest on the return. Going back down reduce the impact on your knees by using the handrail. On the bigger steps I used two hands coming down sideways. 40 minutes up, 25 down, not a record but I enjoyed the visit. And lots to see at ground level apart from the tiger cave itself.
Written January 30, 2021
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bohomiracles
Istanbul, Turkey67 contributions
Stuning View
Dec 2020
It is one of a kind place. The hiking up the stairs is very challenging but the view at the top is worth it. Down inside the temple do not forget to walk behind the hill shown as 'Wonderland'.
Written January 28, 2021
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seethsu
10 contributions
Visit to the top ..a MUST!
Oct 2020
1260 steps to the top. Not the most friendly stairs to climb.
What a view at the top.
The climb up is tough, the climb down can be tricky, be careful.
Written October 15, 2020
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Rob C
Hua Hin, Thailand84 contributions
Amazing views.
Aug 2020 • Solo
This place was beautiful with amazing panoramic views of Krabi and free (except for a donation which I encourage you to consider). I can't stress enough that you must take a large bottle of water and be careful of the monkeys. An umbrella or stick may be advisable but not essential. Water is paramount with 1200+ steep steps. Not suitable for people with vertigo or who can't exert themselves physically for an hours up hill (slowly) climb. Plenty of toilets and rubbish bins. Please be careful when wet. Persevere as the view at the top is breathtaking. One of the most beautiful views in Thailand.
Written August 13, 2020
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Peekaboo
475 contributions
Not To Be Missed
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went here am for sunrise and it was brilliant (small bit misty). The climb is not for the faint hearted with with 1257 steep steps varying in height. The view from the top was well worth it though but would do it a bit later when the sky is clearer. Some stray dogs around too so be careful. Highly Recommend.
Written April 14, 2020
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Stig-asaurus
193 contributions
Not-so-easy to climb, but worth it!
Jan 2020 • Friends
There were 1,000 (1,082 if my memory serves me correct) steps, taking you from the bottom to the top.

Breathtaking view, like seriously! Depending on the weather, you could see Krabi town from atop.
Written April 11, 2020
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Marnix B
Ghent, Belgium9 contributions
Must see place in Krabi area
Mar 2020
We visited Tiger Cave Temple around mid March. We arrived around 9h30 as we understood the climb of the 1260 stairs is even harder when temperatures are getting higher later in the day. We have reasonable physical condition and the climb took us about 45 mins, with frequent pausing to take pictures, enjoy the views and ... drink water !!! No need to say that you need take water with you (I advice at least 1 liter per person). When reaching the top, the view and the temple complex is really impressive. Note that at the top there is only the temple, no other amenities. Descending can be done faster, it took us about 20 - 25 mins, taking some stops for the views and the pictures. As mentioned in other reviews, be alerted for the monkeys: they are at the bottom and at the top. When we visited, they were resting and didn't come close at all, but we understood from some other visitors that they even jumped on their backpacks. Be careful when taking out anything of your backpacks and keep gsm tight in your hands ! But, absolute marvelous place to visit.
Written March 30, 2020
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