Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple)
Wat Tham Sua or Tiger Cave Temple as mentioned in my previous post is definitely the star religious attraction in the Krabi area, home to many religious buildings and statues, the most notable of which is the gold Buddha that sits upon the summit of the mountain.
One of the caves is said to contain a footprint of a tiger that once lived there but there are also a number of monks who live and worship amongst the complex cave system, and as this is a religious site please ensure you dress respectfully.
The climb up the steps can be quite strenuous especially in the Thai heat, but it is certainly worth it, not only to witness the spectacle of the Buddha but also for the panoramic views that the summit provides.
Wat Kaew Korawaram
War Kaew Korawaram is beautiful and elegant white temple that sits upon the hill in Krabi Town. It consists of a majestic staircase lined with golden sculptures leading up to a white temple, inside you will find wall paintings, and Buddha statues and relics. On the terrace you will also find a souvenir shop as well as stalls selling food and drinks.
Well worth a visit if you find yourself in Krabi Town.
Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol (Wat Bang Thong)
Wat Bang Thong is complex of temples in Northern Krabi, not far from Phang Nga. The newest addition and most probably the most impressive is Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol, which is a golden pagoda standing over 100 meters tall – supposedly one of the tallest in Thailand.
Inside the pagoda/temple you will find stunning artwork lining the walls, the animals of the Thai lunar calendar dotted around as well as many Buddha statues.
Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol is certainly one of the most beautiful temples I have encountered and certainly worth a visit on the grounds of it being so diverse from the other temples in Thailand alone.
Wat Sai Thai
Wat Sai Thai is located on the main road between Ao Nang and Krabi Town, it doesn’t contain a temple as such but does however contain an impressive reclining Buddha and many smaller sitting Buddhas. It also currently operates as an operating crematorium.
Although it is not on the scale of the other sites on this list, it is still worthy of a visit if you are in the area.
Of course Krabi contains many other religious sites, most are on a smaller scale than the ones mentioned in this list, Ao Nang also contains a rather impressive mosque – although I am yet to visit.
If you believe any other sites are worthy of a mention then please use the comments box below and I will be sure to add them to the list.