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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) Tours and Activities

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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

The Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) is a spiritual center in Krabi and also offers one of the best views in town. The temple is famous for its 1,237 steps, which lead up to the historic Buddhist monument. While the climb is not for the faint of heart, the spectacular views from the top make the effort worthwhile.

The Basics
Located just outside the town of Krabi and surrounded by forest, the Tiger Cave Temple gets its name from the tigers that supposedly once lived in its limestone caves. Today, instead of tigers, the caves are filled with Buddhist relics and statues, and a huge gilded Buddha statue sits at the very top of the temple complex. 

Reaching the top is part of the fun—and a serious challenge. On the way, you’ll encounter the temple’s monkey population, which you can feed if you buy bananas at the base of the stairs.  Once you reach the gilded Buddha at the mountain’s peak, you’ll be rewarded with stunning 360° views of Krabi, the surrounding countryside, and the Andaman Sea. 

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The temple is a sacred Buddhist site; please remember to dress respectfully, covering your knees and shoulders.
  • Bring water and snacks with you when climbing the stairs, and take breaks along the way if you feel tired. 
  • Be careful with the monkeys—they might look cute, but they can also bite and scratch.
  • The steps are very steep and are not suitable for people with limited mobility.

How to Get There
Krabi’s Tiger Cave Temple is located about 2 miles from Krabi town and can be reached by mini-bus, taxi, tuk-tuk, or scooter. For easy access, join a guided tour with round-trip transportation included. 

When to Get There

The Tiger Cave Temple is open to the public all year round. The views are at their most beautiful at sunrise and sunset, and you’ll want to visit early or late in the day so that you’re not climbing the stairs in the midday heat. The Krabi region is warm all year round with average temperatures of around 80°F (27°C). The best time to visit is between November and March; September and October are the wettest months.

 

Take a Step into History

In addition to offering amazing views and gilt statues, the Tiger Cave Temple is also an important archeological site where people are discovered stone tools and pottery shards from earlier civilizations. Keep an eye out for the tiger paw prints in the caves, evidence that the area was once actually home to a population of tigers!



Address: Highway 4034, Krabi, Krabi Province 81000, Thailand
Hours: Open 24 hours a day
Admission: Free
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Deluxe Jungle Tour to Tiger Cave Temple, Crystal Pool & Wareerak Hot Spring Spa

Deluxe Jungle Tour to Tiger Cave Temple, Crystal Pool & Wareerak Hot Spring Spa

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Enjoy three essential Krabi mainland experiences without the self-drive stress on this relaxing guided tour, with round-trip hotel transfers. First, meet the monks at Tiger Cave Temple, and opt to brave 1,260 steps for one of Thailand’s most stunning views; next, hike through forest to the bright pools known as Emerald Pool and Blue Lagoon; after a local restaurant lunch, unwind in the comfort of Wareerak Hot Spring Spa.
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Jungle Tour to Emerald Pool, Krabi Hot Spring and Tiger Cave Temple

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• Delve into Krabi’s jungle on a one day or half day tour to discover unique hidden sights like the Tiger Temple Cave, the Emerald Pool and Hot Spring Waterfall. • Enjoy walking in the jungle among the fantastic old trees and abundant rainforest. • Enjoy a various lunch at a local restaurant. • Relax in the natural bathtub with mineral hot water at hot spring waterfall, known as it’s good for your health. • Enjoy swimming at the natural swimming pool at the Emerald Pool.
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Full-Day Jungle Tour Including Tiger Cave Temple, Crystal Pool and Krabi Hot Springs

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See three Krabi attractions in a single day on a tour of the Krabi Hot Springs, Crystal Pool, and Tiger Cave Temple. Enjoy independent time to explore each destination on your own, with cost-effective transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, national park entrance fees, and lunch included.
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Krabi Jungle Full day Adventure Tour with Lunch

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Discover Krabi's signature attractions nestled deep in the lush tropical landscapes and breathtaking rainforest. One of them is the Tiger Cave Temple aptly named for the rock formation nearby resembling a tiger's claw. The temple is a meditation center and its tranquility is guarded by the spectacular mountain range. Besides, there is Emerald Pool which  located inside the National Park. There, you will get to soak yourself in a pond sporting a mysterious green hue thanks to the abundance of minerals from the surroundings limestone hills. Not only that, bask in the park’s calm atmosphere as soothe your tired body with natural healing and relaxation brought by the hot springs. Replenish your energy from the day’s adventure with delectable Thai food for lunch. Discover Krabi’s rainforest even better as the package includes round trip transfers services.
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Krabi City Tour including Reclining Buddha, Tiger Cave Temple & Khao Khanab Nam

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Explore Krabi beyond the beaches with this full-day tour. You'll get to stop at Buddhist temples such as Wat Sai Thai, known for its Reclining Buddha statue, take in rainforest views from Wat Tham Suea (the Tiger Cave Temple) and have time to go shopping in a local market, all with a local guide to show you around.
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Spend a day exploring some of the most important attractions in the Krabi area with this full-day excursion. You'll visit the Tiger Cave Temple to take in spectacular views, swim in the gorgeous Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) and get the chance to checkout Namtok Ron, a beautiful hot springs waterfall.
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Go around Krabi and then get to visit Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Monastery), a quiet secluded spot where Buddhist monks practice meditation. Their living quarters are very small huts or caves in the interior of a ring of tree-covered cliffs shaped rather like a doughnut, which is reached by a short climb via well-made concrete steps leading up the outside and down to the central inner area. Another place you will get to visit is Hat Noppharat Thara, one of Krabi's most beautiful beaches. - Visit to Wat Tam Sue (Tiger Cave Temple), Sightseeing & trekking to the cave - Arrive to Krabi town, visit to The Symbol of Krabi “Khao Kanap Nam” - Do some shopping at Krabi local Market. - Visit to Nopparat Thara Marine National park - Free hotel pick up & drop off (selected hotel only)
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Learn about the ancient trading route, or ‘silk road,’ that once ran through Krabi on this day tour that includes a visit to the Khlong Thom Temple Museum, where you can see old coins, pottery, ceramic shards and beads made of stone and glass. Then continue to Tiger Cave Temple, a Buddhist meditation spot, before arriving at Emerald Pool for a refreshing dip. Finally, have lunch and a soak in the mineral waters of Wareerak Hot Spring Spa.
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The province of Krabi is full of natural attractions, but they can be difficult to get to if you don’t have a car or a tour booked; on this small-group tour, take in three of these secluded highlights without the hassles and hold-ups of a crowded coach tour. Savor the sprawling views and zen atmosphere of Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Cool off with a dip in the Emerald Pool and warm up with a stop at Namtok Ron, Krabi’s Hot Spring Waterfall.
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Krabi Jungle Sunset Tour to Emerald Pool Hot Spring Waterfall, Tiger Cave Temple

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• Start the journey late to avoid the crowd and finish after sunset to see the beauty of Krabi from a high perspective of the Tiger Cave Temple. • Enjoy walking in the jungle among the fantastic old trees and abundant rainforest. • Delve into Krabi jungle to discover the blue gem of the Southern rainforest and enjoy swimming at the natural swimming pool at the Emerald Pool. • Relax in the natural bathtub with mineral hot water at hot spring waterfall, known as it’s good for your health.
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Krabi City Tour including Reclining Buddha, Tiger Cave Temple & Khao Khanab Nam

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What are Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) hours of operation?
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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) hours of operation: Open 24 hours a day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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