• The Tiger Cave Temple In Krabi

    The Tiger Cave Temple is a Buddhist temple in the northeast region of Krabi. It is known for it’s tiger paw prints in the cave, it’s tall Buddha statues and the strenuous flight of stairs to reach the summit. The foundation of the temple dates back to 1975 when a Vipassana monk named Jumnean Seelasettho (Ajahn Jumnean) went to meditate in the cave.

    During his meditation, he witnessed tigers roaming around the cave. This discovery led to naming the temple Wat Tham Suea ‘The Tiger Cave Temple’. Another legend says that an actual huge tiger used to live and roam the cave. The naming of the temple also comes from discoveries of a tiger paw prints on the cave walls, and also the bulge of the cave resembling a tiger’s paw.

    You can read more on the temples history here!

    ABOUT THE TIGER CAVE TEMPLE IN KRABI:
    • Entrance is FREE.
    • The temple is open from 8am to 5pm everyday.
    • It’s a 15 minute drive from Ao Nang Beach, Krabi.
    • The stairs walk can take between 30 minutes – 1 hour depending on how fast you can walk.
    • You can wear pretty much anything you want when walking the stairs and visiting the cave temple.
    • There are monkies everywhere so make sure you watch out for your belongings. They love stealing things!
    • Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes for climbing the stairs.