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Ultimate Guide To Wat Tham Sua Kanchanaburi

Sua Kanchanaburi

Thailand comprises of many artistic and beautiful destinations that are worth a visit at least once in a lifetime. One of the fascinating places is Wat Tham Sua Kanchanaburi, which is called the Tiger Temple in English.

This temple is located in the rural areas of Kanchanaburi, which shares its borders with Burma in Western Thailand., The stunning landscapes, mountains, caves, waterfalls, rivers and forests make this destination a full-fledge tourist attraction that is also a cure for soul happiness. The place is famous for activities like rafting, caving and hiking, considering their landscape. In addition to the Tiger Temple, tourists are also attracted to various other destinations like the Death Railway, Allied War Cemetry, Bridge over the River, and many more.

However, in this article, we will emphasize on only on the visit to Wat Tham Sua – a tiger temple.

Weather conditions

Since it is in the tropical regions of the country, it follows a typical tropical climate that is also associated with higher amounts of humidity all year long. However, they’re also comprised of three particular seasons:

  • Warm from Feb to May
  • Rainy from June to October
  • The cold season from Nov to January

Sua Kanchanaburi

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Since Kanchanaburi is a tourist attraction, there exist several ways to travel to the place. According to reports by the tourist department, the place is mostly traded by people from Bangkok/. One of the best ways to travel to the place in Bangkok is to hire a private taxi or a travel agent. It is much more convenient than the other travel options

Travelling options inside the city include busses, taxies, mini-buses, trains and many more.

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by train travel

By train, it takes almost three hours to reach the destination. However, aside from the three long hours of journey in the train, passengers often claim that the journey is long and uncomfortable with wooden seats, open windows and fans on the ceiling. However, the scenery that follows the trip is a pretty one; hence, it is a sustainable way to travel.

Apart from train travel, there are also other ways to reach the destination from Bangkok, like:

  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Busses
  • Mini busses
  • Taxi


Kanchanaburi Hotels

Again since it is a place for tourist attractions, there exist heaps of hotels and accommodations to make your stay comfortable. Most of these hotels are resting along the banks of the river with some great scenic views across the fabulous restaurants.

It is also friendly for the people that do not wish to burn holes in their pockets, just on accommodations.

Tips for visiting the temple

  • Since the temples in this region are quite modest, it is essential to cover yourself up completely
  • Take off shoes, hats and sunglasses
  • Avoid placing your leg on the threshold
  • Don’t stay in the way fo the worshipers
  • Don’t touch or raise yourself higher than the Buddha statue

Don’t crack jokes or make loud noises while on the premises.