Sua Kao Kaeo Ao Luk Tanu Monastery
Tam Sua means Tiger Cave. Legend says that a
large tiger once lived here, and hence the name.
The monastery is situated in Ban Tam Sua of
Tambon Krabi Noy, 9 kilometers from Krabi Town.
The tiger is said to have roamed the foothills
of the Ao Luk Tanu Mountains, also called Kao
Kaeo. Inside the cave are natural rock
impressions of tiger paws.
are grand huge trees, hundreds of years old,
growing in a fold of Kao Kiriwohng Mountains
that surrounds the monastery. Among the best
known are Ko Tan (Heavenly Musicians), Lod
(Passing Through), Chang Kaeo (Crystal
Elephant), Luk Tanu (Arrow), and Pra (Monk's).
Apart from the monastery, this area holds
special interest for archaeologists – many
stone tools, pottery shards, and unfired clay
holy images have been found, dating from
prehistoric to historic times.