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