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CAVE TEMPLES

Tiger Cave Temple ( Wat Tham Suea )

The cave temple is aptly named because of the rock outgrowth nearby resembling a tiger's claw. The temple is located about 3km from the town towards North East.
Wat Tahm Seua is 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 or the sanctum sanctorum 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. Some 250 Monks and Nuns live in the temple compounds at the moment.

Here you can venture it up the hills. There are two passages, one taking you up by 1200 steps to the hill top. The commanding view all around shall be worthy of taking the strain to climb the hill. The second passage is only 130 steps up and you reach the place where monks live in their small cottages.

The whole area is full of caves and limestone rock formations. Archeologists have found remnants of ancient habitations as old as from stone age. Stone tools, shards of pottery and beads, idols of clay have all been unearthed which bear testimony to the cultural heritage of the area.

Wat Klong Tom ( Temple & Museum )

This is located on the eastern side of Krabi town , some 1 km from the District HQ. The museum has got all the general contents that speak of the ancient cultural background of the town. A collection of stones, tools made stones and bronze, coins, pottery , beads etc are all available.

Tham Phra Nang Nok

This is otherwise called the Outer Princess Cave. Recently an Inner Princess Cave was discovered which is called Tham Phra Nang Nai. This is named after a mythical princess Nang.the mountain caves of Phra Nang are located at the southern end of Ao Phra Nang beach.

Rock climbers from various parts of the world are attracted to this region for the sheer pleasure of climbing the challenging cliff faces. Inside the inner cave , there is a pool which is hidden called Sa Phra Nang. This can be reached via a trail to the interior of the mountain side.

Tham Phi Hue To / Hualok

This is a large cave with special attraction to the archeologists. There are plenty of prehistoric drawings in the cave. Various animals and people in hunting gear are depicted on the walls. The cave is on a hill surrounded by mangroves and water. Accessibility to the caves is by boat from the Krabi Town pier.

 
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