Visit the Tiger Cave Temple along The River Kwai.
The Tiger Cave Temple, locally known as Wat Tham Suea, is another of these fascinating sights that you’ll have the chance to come across on your River Kwai Cruise. This temple was discovered in 1975 by a Vipassana monk named Jumnean Seelasettho, who was looking for a place to meditate. The legend goes that, as he was meditating, he saw tigers roaming around the inside of the cave, thus leading to the name.
The temple itself is quite a majestic sight. It has one and extensive staircase with 1,237 steps that lead to the summit, with some of the stair risers reaching heights of 30cm.
Proudly standing at the top is a massive golden Buddha overlooking Krabi from an astonishing elevation of 278 meters. From here you can see most of the province of Krabi and the surrounding foothills where the monks live, as well as the other temple buildings.
The Tiger Cave Temple is a Thai-Buddhist meditation center which holds significant archaeological and historical importance. Many historical remnants were discovered here, such as stone tools, pottery shards, and molded Buddha footprints. In various parts of the temple, you can also view human skeletal remains and decorated skulls. The surrounding area is mostly tropical rainforest, with many old trees in the Kiriwong Valley below.
Bring along your camera, as you will surely want to show your friends and family the spectacular views from the summit of this magnificent Tiger Cave Temple. Cruises from Bangkok every Monday and Thursday – Join us on our adventure!…