Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi: The Ultimate Guide (Thailand) Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi: The Ultimate Guide (Thailand)

Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi: The Ultimate Guide (Thailand)

The Tiger Cave Temple, lying on top of a 600-meter-high cliff, is a great way to sweat out the laziness from the last couple of days. Unfortunately, there won’t be any tigers at this temple but there will be monkeys. Walk to the top well prepared; these are our tips for climbing the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi, Thailand.

Tips for climbing the Krabi Tiger Cave Temple

1. Put your belongings in your backpack

The monkeys you’ll meet on the way up will grab everything that’s hanging outside your bag. As long as you act cool, they are not dangerous at all.

Tiger Cave Temple monkey attack

2. Stay in Krabi Town or Ao Nang

At least the journey to the foot of the temple is easy. You can either stay in Krabi Town or Ao Nang to visit the Tiger Cave Temple.

Hire a motorbike! It will only be a 10 minutes drive from Krabi Town and 30 minutes from Ao Nang.

Monkey selfie gopro tiger cave temple

3. Take drinking water

Okay maybe that’s something you’ve already thought about, but in this case, you’ll need it for sure. Be prepared, as each of the 1237 steps will be different. Your bottle will be empty when you reach the top of the 600 steps. It’s possible to get a refill on the top of the mountain.

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4. Enjoy the views while climbing

When you’re taking a break, forget the fact that you’re sweating like a pig and enjoy the amazing views.

Tiger cave temple tree monkey thailand

5. Visit the Tiger Cave Temple only at sunrise or sunset

Take a visit in the morning to avoid the burning sunĀ and the crowd. The crowd will definitely be there when the sun sets. If you do go there to enjoy the sunset, take a small flashlight with you to get down the stairs safely.

Tiger cave temple thailand view budha

6. Break a record (or a leg)

We got a ‘little’ competition for you. The shortest time in which someone completed all 1237 steps is 10 minutes and 21 seconds on the 19th of April 2016. Can you beat that record?
The climb is tough but the view and experience are totally worth it.

Hotels close to the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi

Ao Nang or Krabi Town are both great spots to stay for easy access to Tiger Cave Temple. Depending on your budget, there are many great options, from backpacker hostels to high-end resorts.

21/06/2023 https://www.saltinourhair.com/thailand/tiger-cave-temple/
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  • Ethan Holst

    I made it up in 10 minutes 7 seconds and have 19 witnesses. Guess I hold the record

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