When life gets a bit hectic, one needs to take a break and experience the spiritual side of things to develop inner peace. Visit the beautiful Wat Tham Suea in Krabi, Thailand and you’ll enjoy a genuine spiritual experience.
Where is it?
High amongst the hills of Krabi lies the majestic Wat Tham Suea. This Buddhist temple is located in the beautiful tourist town in Thailand called Krabi. Resorts can be found plenty here and some like the Anantara Si Kao Resort will arrange a tour to the temple. Wat Tham Suea is situated approximately 3 kilometres away from Krabi town, so you can get there by even a tuk-tuk.
Why the name “Tiger Cave Temple”?
Legend has it that while a Vipassana monk by the name of Jumnean Seelasettho was meditating in the cave, he witnessed tigers roaming around him. This is incident is said to have happened in 1975 (B.E. 2518), and ever since then, the temple has gotten the curious name of “Tiger Cave Temple”. However, there are variations to this naming and some believe that the bulge of the cave resembling a tiger’s paw; is the true reason behind it.
So Much To See…
In addition to providing a spiritual experience for your soul, Wat Tham Sua also provides plenty of wondrous sights for your eyes to see and enjoy. Let’s take a look at what they are.
Wat Tham Suea has a warren of spectacular natural caves used for housing relics and antiques and providing meditation chambers for monks.
To see the biggest highlight of the temple, you will have to climb up 1,237 steps to a limestone tower at the top of which is a footprint that is said to belong to the Buddha. In addition to this, there are the fantastic 360-degree views of the surrounding forest and the Andaman Sea to be enjoyed.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.