Wat Tum Sua is a Theravada Buddhist Temple located just on the outskirts of Krabi Town, in southern Thailand. It is located in the Khiriwong Valley amidst lush forests and mountains with large trees over a hundred years old.
The temple is known as Tiger Cave Temple because when it was founded it had a tiger living in a cave. Other people say it is called Tiger Temple, because it has tiger paw prints in the stone.
Center for meditation
However – the temple is now known as a center for meditation. Its spectacular setting in the Ao Luk Thanu mountain ranges provides the necessary quiet atmosphere for meditation. The main vihara is inside a small shallow limestone cave. Both sides are lined by cells like caves which are called monastic cells or kutis. The area is well lit and very well maintained preserving the serenity of the environment. About 250 monks and nuns live here at the moment.
The main tourist attraction is a 1,237 step climb up a 260 meter high limestone tower. At the top you can see the „footprint of the Buddha“. It’s not an easy climb, especially in the heat. But you will be rewarded at the top with stunning 360° views of the surrounding countryside and the Andaman Sea.