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WAT THAM SUEA - TIGER CAVE TEMPLE

WAT THAM SUEA - TIGER CAVE TEMPLE @KRABI

   THAILAND RECOMMEND @WAT THAM SUEA is located in a valley and surrounded by forested mountains and caves that used to be a natural habitat of tigers. Later,a meditation center was houses some items of interest including a Buddha image carved out of white jade into the Burmese style from Mandalay and Kuan Yin. Several other caves within the area include Tham Mue Suea, Tham Khonthan, Tham Luk Thanu, Tham Lot, Tham Pla Lai,Tham Laplae,Tham Chang Kaeo,Tham Thewada and Tham Ngu

WAT THAM SUEA @KRIBI

WAT THAM SUEA @KRIBI

   This area of the tiger cave and the area of the lower cave entrance courtyard was, In previous times, the location which a tiger used to seek refuge and sleep in the morning sunlight. At times the tiger would let out a ferocious roar.This caused people,who came to the forest to collect items or hunt for animals and heard the tiger's roar,to begin calling this area, " THE TIGER CAVE"


WAT THAM SUEA @KRIBI
WAT THAM SUEA @KRIBI

   Later, the venerable Luangpor Jumnean Seela Settho, chief monk of the tiger cave temple, led a group of buddhist monks and nuns to live there and practice dharma , In B.E. 2518 or 1975 A.D.,with the monks and nuns having come to live in the area of the tiger's retreat the tiger migrated in the direction of the phanom mountain range which extends from the tiger cave hills and crags.Since that time to the present, no one has ever seen the tiger.



WAT THAM SUEA @KRIBI

WAT THAM SUEA @KRIBI