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Tiger Cave Temple is located in northeast of Krabi, Thailand. It is a Buddhist sacred place and also known for the tiger paws prints in the cave. The history says that there was a Vipassana went to the cave and had a meditation. When was doing the meditation, he heard tigers roaming around the cave.
Another says that there was a huge tiger which is live inside the cave.
As the history said that the Vipassana had a meditation in the Tiger Cave Temple, you can have a meditation here. The place which is surrounded by big trees and mountain makes the atmosphere become peaceful to do a meditation. This place is also known as one of the best places to have a meditation in Krabi.
The stairway in Tiger Cave Temple has 1.237 steps to be climbed. While you are climbing, take a moment to take a look around. The best time to climb is on early morning or when sunsets that makes you easier to look everything around. If you are planning to climb the stairway, do not forget to bring enough water because your bottle will empty in 600 steps. This place is worth to visit. Your tiredness will be paid by the great view on the top of the stairway. There is a Buddha golden statue, other temple buildings, and Krabi town that can be seen from the top of the stairs.
184 steps will lead you to the place or the ground area where the monkeys live in the cave. Monkeys are hanging around the temple and the lower stairs. Some people are occasionally bitten by the monkey. Some of them require a hospital treatment because of the monkey. The temple also provides bananas in case if the visitors want to feed the monkeys. Remember, do not get too close to them, because they can bite you.
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How To Get Around?
Getting around in Tiger Cave Temple is easy. You can use Andaman Taxi which is only 0.4 kilometers from the temple.
What Should I Wear?
As it is known as a religious place, you may dress respectfully. Although you wear something respectfully, make sure that you are comfortable with that dress. If you are planning to climb the stairway, you may wear a trousers and sneakers that will comfort your trip. Avoid wearing jewelry, sunglasses, or any other accessories that can attract monkey's attention. If you are wearing many accessories, the monkey will take it as their toy.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Tiger Cave Temple is in the early morning or in the afternoon when sunsets. It is to avoid the hot weather in the middle of the day.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find anything on this site.
How To Get There?
If you're planning to go to Tiger Cave Temple, you can rent a motorbike from Krabi town. Tiger Cave Temple is only 3 kilometers from Krabi town. You can also use the taxi, bus, or Tuk - Tuk which is easily find in Krabi town. If you are planning to go to Tiger Cave Temple by using Tuk – Tuk, you have to make a deal with the driver about the price. Thailand's traditional public bus that is also known as a songthaew can be another option from either Krabi town or from Ao Nang. Songthaew is adapted from a pick-up or a larger truck and used as a share taxi or bus. Public bus is really cheap and interesting option where you can see plenty of Thai sights and sounds along the way. The rate of the bus is only 7 bath up tol 8 bath, while for the bus which has air conditioner it take 19 bath. The bus stops at the road next to Wat Tham Sua and from there it takes about 20 minutes on foot.
Be very aware in large crowd as pickpockets roaming around tourist destinations. To prevent losing your most valuables in a safe deposit box in a safe at the hotel or apartment. Empty your pockets and put your cash & cellphones in an inside a bag with inner compartment. Put everything that you have got in your bag. The monkey will take everything that is hanging outside your bag. Bring enough water if you are planning to climb the stairs.