Tiger Cave Temple

Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi

Planning to visit Tiger Cave Temple? See our information below!


When in Krabi, don’t miss the cool climb to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Challenge yourself to climb the 1,237 steps that lead you to a limestone rock 600 metres up, where you can visit the impressive golden Buddha that sits on top. From here you have a great view over the entire valley of Krabi.

According to many stories, a tiger once lived in the limestone caves, which gave the temple its name. Now there are no tigers, but there are plenty of cheeky monkeys, so make sure you always keep your belongings with you. After all, the monkeys steal everything they can get their hands on.

A good time to visit the temple is at sunrise or sunset, to see the magical colours of the sky against the gold of the Buddha.

Opening hours:

The Tiger Cave Temple is every day open from 08:00 AM until 05:00 PM. It’s important to note that the last entry for the climb is before 05:00 PM, after which visitors won’t be allowed to start the ascent.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips you should know before you go to Tiger Cave Temple.

  • Officially, Tiger Cave Temple is open until 05:00 PM and until then, there is someone where you can check in and out. However, you can stay up there longer than 05:00 PM so you can enjoy the sunset at the top.
  • From the top, another substantial descent (plus curious monkeys) awaits you, so make sure you don’t return too late and it’s already dark.
Photographer: Eric Blandin by Pixabay


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