Set amidst a beautiful forest this is one of the Kingdom’s most interesting temples, and so named because of a rock outgrowth that resembles a tiger’s claw.
Known in Thai as Wat Tham Suea, it is a warren of natural caves, which houses the main vihara or sanctum sanctorum and monastic cells for the monks and nuns that live here.
The main attraction is the “footprint of the Buddha” atop a 300-metre limestone tower, which topped by a huge gilded Buddha statue, and accessible via a 1,272 stairway.
It’s a strenuous climb but the reward is a 360-panoramic view of dramatic limestone formation, forests...
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