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.
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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.
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.
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.
5. Visit the Tiger Cave Temple only at sunrise or sunset
Take a visit in the morning to avoid the burning sun and the crowd. The crowd will definitely be there when the sunsets. If you do go there to enjoy the sunset, take a small flashlight with you to get down the stairs safely.
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.
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I made it up in 10 minutes 7 seconds and have 19 witnesses. Guess I hold the record