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Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi

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The Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi is ideally located in the middle of a tropical forest which is around 10 kilometers away from the Krabi Town. The primary temple is located inside a cave and two stairs lead the tourists to the attractions within the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi. As far as the name of the temple is concerned, two origins can be derived from local sources. According to one, a tiger once resided in the cave which now acts as the main hall of the temple and hence the name while another source claims that the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi owes its name to a stone formation which is identical to a tiger's claw.

The religious life of Thailand is extremely rich and so apart from the awesome scenic beauty of this South East Asian country, what really grabs the attention of every visiting tourist is the number of temples dedicated to Lord Buddha and other Gods and Goddesses of their belief. The province of Krabi located in Southern Thailand is well noted for the rugged limestone cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches. But apart from this, there is one thing more that makes the place further popular among all the visiting tourists. While visiting this island destination, it is the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi that definitely deserves a visit. The pride of this province, a tour of the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi comes as the added incentive. A visit to this beautiful temple will not only give you a glimpse of the religious beliefs and popular customs of the local people of the province, but the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi also acts as the platform from where you can capture glimpses of the mesmerizing natural beauty of the province.

The Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi has two stairs and tourists can follow any one first according to their preference. The smaller and the less difficult of the two starts right beside the large statue of Kuan Im which is the Chinese Goddess of fertility. This staircase leads the way to the residential quarters and the meditation cells of the monks and nuns. The trail leading amidst the limestone cliffs and evergreen trees is a breathtaking one. The second stair of the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi consists of nearly 1200 steps and tourists definitely require a lot of mental strength to dread the heights. But the culmination of the ascent will be highly rewarding and that can be really assured of. The second staircase of the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi leads your way through the limestone cliffs of the Khao Phanom Bencha Mountain.

Tourists are advised to start off either earlier in the morning or the evening to avoid the humidity and heat. The view from the top is simply mesmerizing and the magic lasts long enough to make a lasting impression on your mind and soul. The endless stretch of the Andaman Sea, limestone cliffs, remote islands and the lush evergreen forests all conjure up an image of awe. Peace resides in the atmosphere of the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi and so the place is a perfect place for spending moments in contemplation and look into your inner self. Tourists will also come across a Golden Pagoda and a statue of a sitting Buddha on the top of the mountain. The Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi is also the site of great archaeological findings which dates back to prehistoric times. The findings include clay images, pottery and some stone tools. The descent is relatively easier and the site is frequented by wild monkeys.

How to reach Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi

The Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi can be reached from Ao Nang and Krabi town. Tourists can either hire a songthaew from Ao Nang to Krabi Town and a further one from Krabi Town to reach the temple site. Another option is to avail a tuk tuk from Krabi town or Ao Nang to Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Temple in Krabi and back.


Last Updated: 20 Feb 2008