"More Tiger Temple!!!! (Can you tell I loved it??)" Top 5 Page for this destination Kanchanaburi Things to Do Tip by astro_kerryn

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The monastery's main objectives are to propagate Buddhism and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife. Its very first animal was a local bird species found in the surrounding mountain ranges, which the monks adopted. Soon other endangered and injured animals were brought to the monks, including everything from peacocks, horses, deer, and even tigers.
The first cub arrived at the monastery in 1995 after its mother was killed by poachers, leaving it helpless to fend for itself. The monks rescued the cub, and while it didn't survive for long there were many more cubs and tigers to follow. The monastery now looks after a total of eight adults and three cubs, and the tigers have become a huge attraction
During your visit you'll see the tiger's everyday life, from feeding to bathing or simply playing. Bathing happens at 2pm every day. The monks have a few tips before you visit the monastery and for when you are in close proximity with the tigers. Do not make loud noises, do not wear bright colours or perfume and most importantly, never turn your back on a tiger!

You will be walking around with the tigers and you can pat them if you are game enough!

Donation for entry of 100baht but pls give more if you can.

Directions: From Kanchanaburi a 30 minute bus or taxi ride will take you to the Pha Luang Ta Bua Yannasampanno monastery, where tourists come to see man and beast living together in perfect harmony

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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