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Tiger Temple

Lum Sum, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand

Buddhist Temples

About Tiger Temple

Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno, was a Theravada Buddhist temple in the Sai Yok District of Thailand's Kanchanaburi Province in the west of the country. It was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals, among them tigers, mostly Indochinese tigers. A "commercial" temple, Tiger Temple charged an admission fee.



Attractions near Tiger Temple

Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park8.61km from Tiger Temple

Muang Singh historical park marked the Western border of the Khmer in Thailand. At the height of its power, the vast Khmer empire stretched out all the way West to deep into present day Kanchanaburi province in the Western part of Thailand. Besides being a temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, Prasat Muang Singh and surrounding town most likely served as a military stronghold, to defend the Khmer empire from attacks from the West.

Sai Yok Noi Waterfall23.18km from Tiger Temple

“Saiyok Noi Waterfall”, known as "Khao Phang Waterfall”, is a well-known waterfall with limestone cliffs collapsing and that became the origin of the name "Khao Phang Waterfall”. The upstream falls from the mountain and flows along the limestone cliffs about 15-meter high, spreading over the sloping ground in the area.

Erawan National Park30.38km from Tiger Temple

Located in West Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills range of Kanchanaburi Province, it is home to one of the most popular falls in the country. Founded in 1975 as Thailand’s 12th National Park, it is covering an area of 550 km².  The major attraction of the park is the 7-tiered Erawan Falls with emerald green ponds. There are also several impressive and long caves within the park, some of them deeper inside the park, few of them along the roads around the park.

JEATH War Museum30.61km from Tiger Temple

The JEATH War Museum was built in the form of a prisoner-of-war camp in World War II. There is a collection of paintings and photographs as well as tools used in those days. There are also explosive remnants of various places during the war.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery33.01km from Tiger Temple

The immaculately maintained cemetery contains the remains of 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the ‘Death Railway’. Its tranquility reminds the visitors of the war and its after-effects. it is now one of the main attractions in Thailand.

Srinakarin Dam34.03km from Tiger Temple

The awe-inspiring Srinakarin Dam in Thailand is located in the province of Kanchanaburi Thailand’s third-largest province. It is a place of great natural beauty and has several national parks within its boundaries. Kanchanaburi is situated on the western perimeter of Thailand and borders neighbouring Myanmar at the famous ‘Three Pagodas Pass’.Khaoen Srinakarin national park is located two hundred kilometres from Bangkok and is the location of Srinakarin Dam.

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Kanchanaburi is well known for the history of its ancient civilization and the World War II Bridge over the River Kwai. In 1942 more than 100,000 people died from horrific working conditions to build the Thailand-Burma railway bridge over the River Kwai.