When I visit a place I like to try and have a variety of different experiences, not just sit on a beach. We did a trek up to Krabis Tiger Temple Viewpoint, which was definitely an experience. Not one that Mr C ever wants to repeat apparently! I however loved almost every minute of it! Just 15 minutes from Ao Nang and Krabi Town it is easy to get to via moped or tuk tuk.
It is a functioning temple so you must be respectful. Ladies you will need to cover your shoulders and knees. The temple is free however you are encouraged to leave a donation. Not much to ask to preserve such an amazing place I don’t think.
I must warn you from the beginning there are 1267 steps of varying heights. You must climb them all and parts (actually most of it) which are scarily steep! The first set of area lull you into a false sense as they are very shallow. This does not lay long!
Along the route at the beginning & ending of each flight of stairs are the steps count. This is a bit demoralising when you realise you are a quarter of the way and are already very sweaty!
Note to self: do not be stupid like we were and climb in flip flops. Our feet and legs did not forgive us for days!
Monkeys climb the bottom part of the route so be careful with your belongings. Half way up there are toilets, but contrary to what I had read nowhere to get a refreshment so take lots of fluid with you.
When you do make it to the top you will be rewarded by amazing views, a hug golden Buddha and a gorgeous temple. It was definitely worth the hard climb. I did find that going down was trickier than I thought it would be. Especially on the knees, even at my age!
Top Krabi Tiger Temple Viewpoint Tip
Go early. We got there at 9:30ish, took us just over half an hour to get to the top and it was HOT! The people we passed on our way down who were coming up looked like they were struggling as temperatures soared. The trek up to Krabis Awesome Tiger Temple Viewpoint is hard work but the rewards outweigh the effort. Put it on your list!
Love Thailand And Want To See More?
With so many amazing places to visit you may not know where to begin. If you love it quiet I suggest heading to the lesser known islands of Koh Kood or Koh Mak. If you want it busier then Phuket may be the location for you. Like history? Then head to Kanchanaburi and visit Hellfire Pass and the bridge over the river Kwai. Khao Lak is a great middle ground for quiet or busy beaches (dependant on area chosen) with plenty to keep you occupied. There is something for everyone in Thailand, hence it is my favourite place to visit! It just keeps giving!
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