Tiger Cave Temple

The Sitting Buddha

One of the biggest attractions for visitors to Thailand is of course Buddhism, founded more than 2500 years ago, it is practiced by 90% of the population.

It is a religion of sorts, but possibly treated more as a way of life or a state of mind, a life of detachment from material things and a search for truth.

The theory of Karma is a fundamental doctrine in Buddhism, a belief that everything has a cause and effect, an action and reaction. Be generous, and the generosity will be returned.

One could argue that in the process of performing a generous act, one would in turn become a more generous person. The overall kindness and generosity of the Thai people may well be attributed to this.

Wat Tham Seua

The place for worship and teaching of Buddhism is called a Wat. These Wats, or temples are spread across the country. Although there are several to see in the Krabi region, one of the most spectacular is the Tiger Cave Temple, or Wat Tham Seua.

This particular Wat presents an extra challenge. Although most of the buildings are in a natural forest park accessible by any vehicle, the most stunning construction is at the end of a rather large stairway.

1237 Steps

There are 1237 steps in all. That's nearly 2500 for the round trip. This huge sitting Buddha, set on top of a large limestone karst, common in the region, resides over stunning views of Krabi and surrounds.

The trip is definitely worth the effort. You should take a drink, but there is a water fountain provided at the top. It is easy to find. Just head out of Krabi on the way to the airport, take a left turn. Not far down the road you will see a huge Buddha sitting on top of a limestone karst, high up in front of you.

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