Tiger Temple (Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno)

Attraction Lum Sum, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

3 hours 30 mins
07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
07:30 AM
11:00 AM
Second-time visit
17.00 USD

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Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yannasampanno is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand. It was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals.

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Why Tiger Temple (Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno) is special ?

Tiger Temple is in the Sai Yok District of Thailand's Kanchanaburi Province, not far from the border with Burma, some 38 km (24 mi) northwest of Kanchanaburi on Hwy 323. It was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals, among them several tigers, the majority of which are Indochinese tigers. The temple has long been accused by animal rights activists of mistreating the tigers for commercial gain and even trafficking some of its animals.

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How to get to Tiger Temple (Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno)?

- From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi province

Take a bus to Kanchanaburi from the Southern Bus Terminal. The trip takes about 3 hours and cost about 100 Baht.

- From Kanchanburi bus station

Take the bus number 8203 for Sai Yok and ask the driver to stop at the temple. The bus takes about 45 minutes to reach the temple and costs 25 Baht; from the bus stop at the temple follow the dirt road (1.5) km all the way to the front gate. The walk take about 30-40 minutes.

Or, take a taxi to the temple cost about 200-250 Baht, take about 30 minutes

Selling points

  • Amazing place, should be visited
  • A unique and enjoyable visit
  • Up close and personal with the tigers
  • Unique experience of its kind
  • Touch feel and get pictures with Tigers
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Lum Sum, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • There are several types of Tiger Temple programmes that suits your requirements. You can check the official website for more details.
    What to know
  • Please note that all visitors to the temple are required to comply with a standard dress code for visiting a Buddist monastery.
    What to wear
  • Note that for the feeding experience, small children may not able to participate in this program depeding on the age of the cubs.
  • You will go around different tigers to get different post. The keeper will take the photo for you.
    Things to do
  • You also can have special photo with one of these majestic beasts (extra 1000Baht as donation) which you can hold the tiger in your lap.
    Things to do
  • At 4pm, the monk will walk to tigers back to the temple. You can have the change to join the walk too.
    Things to do
  • There are dress regelations that you have to followed in order to be able to approach animals at the temple.


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Awesome experience! The volunteers are good at taking photos. Tigers were a bit lazy, probably sedated for safety. Totally worth it!

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