Tiger Cave Temple or WatThamSua offers a genuine spiritual experience in stunning natural surroundings. Located close to Krabi town this is one of Thailand’s finest natural wonders and definitely worth a visit.
The temple here is a warren of natural caves formed within a lush jungle and home to monks who worship and live in this beautiful environment.
There are interesting icons and relics in the main temple cave but the real attraction here is the ‘footprint of the Buddha’.
To get to this historic site you need to hike 1,237 steps up a limestone tower which is a challenging climb especially in the Thai climate.
Those who make it to the top are compensated with panoramic 360 degree views of the amazing Andaman Sea, tropical islands, dramatic limestone cliff formations, verdant rainforests and ‘the Buddha’s footprint’.
The incomparable vistas are particularly stunning at sunrise and sunset which is also the best time to climb up and avoid the heat and humidity.