Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Province

Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Province: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krabi: Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon, and Tiger Cave Temple

1. Krabi: Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon, and Tiger Cave Temple

Get picked up at your hotel on Krabi and enjoy your first stop at the stunning Emerald Pool. Beat the morning heat in the middle of a lush forest and swim in the clear blue-green waters of the mineral pool. Walk along the path to your next stop at the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy this gorgeous gem surrounded by large, overhanging trees with roots that extend across the water. Have a break for lunch at a local restaurant and then take some time to relax at the Hot Springs Waterfall. Soak in the soothing feeling of the warm water as it swirls around you. Finish off your tour with a visit to the majestic Tiger Cave Temple. Brave the walk up the stairs and be rewarded with spectacular views at the top.

Krabi: Tiger Temple, Hot Springs & Crystal Pool Jungle Tour

2. Krabi: Tiger Temple, Hot Springs & Crystal Pool Jungle Tour

Explore the Krabi jungle and its highlights on this half-day tour with a convenient hotel transfer. Start your journey with the Sra Morakot or Emerald Pool. Walk along the rainforest trail and cool off the heat of Krabi with a swim in this freshwater pool inside the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. Its green hue is a result of an abundance of minerals from the surrounding limestone hills. Next, visit Krabi's natural hot spring and its hot stream waterfall, Klong Thom Waterfall, located in the jungle 40km south of Krabi Town.  Though the falls itself is just a cascade tumbling gently a few meters, it is unique in that the spring water that feeds it bubbles up from the earth at a temperature of 40° Celsius. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Wat Tahm Suea, also known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Venture 1,200 steps up the hill for views of Krabi and its limestone rock formations.

Krabi: Elephant Care House and Tiger Cave Temple Trip

3. Krabi: Elephant Care House and Tiger Cave Temple Trip

Spend a few hours bathing and feeding elephants at an ethically run elephant sanctuary at the foot of Phanom Bencha mountain range. Complete the long-lasting experience with a visit to Tiger Cave Temple and a hike to the top to get a 360-degree panoramic view over Krabi. On the day of your trip, get picked up and drive to Krabi Elephant Care House in just 15 minutes. The location is surrounded by untouched lush forests and mountain ranges and boasts Krabi’s highest altitude at 1,397 meters above sea level, home to natural wonders like waterfalls, streams, and caves. Be met by a multilingual guide upon arrival, then start learning about the elephants’ behavior, what they eat, and their individual stories. Next, walk with the elephants, bathe them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Watch how they take a muddy bath and brush them while they frolic and play in the water. Feed the elephants pineapples, bananas, vitamins, and medicine as you observe these gentle giants. The elephants belong to the locals and are treated as a family. A strong belief in human-elephant interaction is what makes Krabi Elephant House so special. You’ll get a life-enhancing experience with these unique animals and learn about them in a natural and relaxed environment. After a Thai-style picnic lunch at the sanctuary, continue to Tiger Cave Temple, a sacred site which is well-known for its exceedingly steep and sweaty ascent with 1237 steps. After climbing, you will be rewarded with an outstanding view over Krabi’s limestone rocks and coastal area. The main Tiger Cave and the so-called “wonderland” rainforest are also worth seeing.

Krabi : 4-Hour City Tour with Tiger Cave Temple

4. Krabi : 4-Hour City Tour with Tiger Cave Temple

Krabi city tour allows you to explore interesting landmarks in the city, starting with Tiger Cave Temple. Legends say twin tigers were raised in the caves. Tiger paw prints are the must-see of this temple cave. Hike up the temple stairs with more than 1,200 steps and discover the large golden Buddha overlooking the city of Krabi. The next stop is for photos of the giant black crab statue, admiring Krabi Riverside and Mangrove Forest along the way. Don’t miss the local signature of Krabi, the Khao Khanab Nam viewpoint. These rock formations best describe Krabi and its unique characteristic. Lastly, visit a local fresh market where you can find good local food and unique local product to bring home.

Krabi: Private Trip to Tiger Cave Temple & Waterfall

5. Krabi: Private Trip to Tiger Cave Temple & Waterfall

Visit 3 main attractions of the Krabi jungle on this private day trip. You can visit Wat Tahm Suea (the Tiger Cave Temple), Sra Morakot (the Emerald Pool), and the natural hot spring. Firstly, you can explore the Tiger Cave Temple, aptly named because of the rock outgrowth nearby resembling a tiger’s claw. The temple is known as a meditation center and its spectacular setting in the Ao Luk Thanu mountain range provides the necessary quiet atmosphere perfect for meditation. Venture 1,200 steps to the hill top for the view of Krabi and its limestone rock formations. Discover and swim in the Emerald Pool/Crystal Lagoon, a freshwater pool inside the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. The waters of this 120-square-meter pond take on a green hue, thanks to an abundance of minerals from the surrounding limestone hills. On the final stage of your tour, you will visit the Krabi Hot Spring, located in the jungle 40 kilometers south of Krabi Town within the Klong Thom Waterfall. Though the waterfall itself is just a cascade tumbling gently all but a few meters, it is unique in that the spring water that feeds it bubbles up from the earth at temperature of more than 50 degrees celsius. It cools a bit as it flows to the cascade and you can swim in the calm stream below for a much cooler bath. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your Krabi accommodation.

Krabi: Tiger Cave Temple Sunset Tour

6. Krabi: Tiger Cave Temple Sunset Tour

Enjoy a hotel pickup in the afternoon and make your way to the Tiger Cave Temple.  Climb up the 1237 steps to the top of the Buddhist temple and have stunning views of the town Krabi.  Marvel at a large golden Buddha at the top of the mountain. Relax, take in this unique atmosphere and take some great photos.  When the sun goes down the whole top looks orange you can take in the spectacular view.  At the end of this activity, you will make your way back to your hotel with your experienced guide.

Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

7. Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

Make the most of your day of adventure and start early with a smooth pickup from Bangkok. Catch up on sleep in the comfy air-conditioned van on the way to your first stop, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Walk along the perfectly kept grounds as you honor the fallen soldiers and prisoners of war and civilians who died while working on the infamous Death Railway (Siam-Burma Railway) under the Japanese Empire. Head to the JEATH Museum, built to commemorate those who lost their lives while working on the railway during World War II. The JEATH War Museum was named after the nationalities of those that worked on the railway: Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai, and Hollander. Examine exhibits from the war such as weapons, tools, uniforms, medals, and replicas of the living conditions the prisoners of war lived in. Make a quick stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where you’ll experience the subject of your earlier history lessons. At Tham Krasae Station, a picturesque railway section that snakes around a cliff, admire the views, see the trains pass by, and fill up on some tasty lunch. Enjoy a quick coffee break before stopping at Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Don’t miss the tiger paw prints on its cave walls and the large, gleaming, 18-meter-tall Buddha statue at the top. Make the steep hike and be rewarded with a close-up view of the statue as well as the impressive scenery of the surrounding landscape. After exploring and taking photos at Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple), begin your journey back to Bangkok, with some of Thailand’s unforgettable history engraved in your mind.

Kanchanaburi: Sightseeing Tour with Amphawa Market

8. Kanchanaburi: Sightseeing Tour with Amphawa Market

After pickup, the first stop is the Bridge On The River Kwai, part of the Siam-Burma Railway built by WWII prisoners of war. Walk along the “Death Railway” bridge of Hollywood fame, learning about its historical and cultural significance. Next, head to Wat Tham Seua, a Buddhist temple perched atop a mountain. Known as the Tiger Cave Temple, it was named after the tiger paw prints found on the cave walls. Climb to the top and take in the gorgeous scenery, marvel at the large gleaming statue of Buddha, and explore the main temple area. The next stop is Wat Bang Kung. Built during the Ayutthaya period, this Buddhist temple is covered in the roots and branches of nearby Banyan trees, making it seem like a hidden ruin in the forest. Take a peek at the golden Buddha statue inside and snap photos of the iconic entrance. Finally, make your way to the Amphawa Floating Market. Board a boat and cruise down the river as you interact with vendors paddling on their small boats loaded with produce. Soak up the sights of the river, shop for some souvenirs, or buy passing street food to eat on the trip back to Kanchanaburi.

Krabi: Early Jungle Tour to Krabi Hot Springs & Crystal Pool

9. Krabi: Early Jungle Tour to Krabi Hot Springs & Crystal Pool

Your experience begins are you are collected from your accommodation at sunrise before traveling in air-conditioned comfort to Klong Thom in the south of the Krabi province. Make a short stop in a 100-year-old wooden house to enjoy a homemade breakfast lovingly prepared by local people, before continuing to the Krabi Hot Spring in the south of Krabi through rural villages and breathtaking scenery. Once there, relax in hot-tub jacuzzis formed by nature, known locally as "nam tok rawn". The water there comes from thermal springs, originating deep underground in volcanic chambers. Located in the jungle, this site features naturally hollowed-out "bathtubs" in smooth stone, filled to the brim with fresh running spring water at a pleasant 35-42° Celsius. A visit to the hot springs would not be complete without a trip to the nearby crystal pool, known as Sa Morakot in Thai. It is a large natural pool is filled with pure spring water which is ideal to take a refreshing swim in. Along the way to the pool, pass by a series of clear mini-pools, waterfalls, and streams, as well as hundreds of species of tropical trees, plants, and birds. Next up, visit the Tiger Cave Temple, or "Wat Tham Seua" in Thai. The temple is set inland in a beautiful forest and is in fact a famous meditation center for monks and nuns who come from all over Thailand to retreat there. The temple is laid out as a small village with a main boulevard lined with monkeys with a large statue of Guan Im at the end. From there you are free to walk around the nature trail through the Khiriwong Valley or double back to visit the main Tiger Cave and bell tower (the largest in Southern Thailand). For those who are fit enough, a 1,237-stair climb leads to the famous mountain-top shrine for a view that will take away what little breath you have left. Before returning to your hotel, make a short stop at the famous "Black Crab" monument in Krabi Town with a stunning view of the Khao Khanab Nam twin mountains. These majestic natural wonders act as the gateway to Krabi City with the river running between the two limestone cliffs forming a widely photographed spot.

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What people are saying about Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Province

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 313 reviews

I recommend this activity, it is really great! It's just wonderful ! The hot springs at 40 degrees, the emerald pool and the blue pool are phew, then we end with the tiger temple, there are 1260 steps and monkeys... good story for this challenger because the view is beautiful but is it worth the 1260 steps? Not sure but otherwise it was really very good as an activity with always little attention from our guide

The food is very good and the attention is also appreciated that they take you in an air-conditioned car, they give you water and refreshing wipes and at the end they gave us fresh pineapple, of the tours we have booked it has been the best Thank you we will repeat!

Our guide was lovely, he told us the history of each place we visited and gave us lots of information. I struggled to climb the stairs ag tiger temple quickly like the rest of the group so he waited with me and encouraged me!

Great time at Emerald Lake and hot springs. tour guid was very good. Tiger cave temple the climb up is not to be underestimated I did not make it to the top as alot of steps are big and almost vertical

It was realy nice. The Tiger Cave Temple is Not gor scarry people. Our Guide was very good he always laugh and make jokes. Thanks for that good tour