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Wat Tham Sua



Wat Tham Sua is one of famous temples in Kanchanaburi. Those who are coming to visit this temple will see a beautiful Buddha image from far away because, in this temple, there is the largest Buddha Image in Kanchanaburi located. Apart from respecting to the Buddha Image, visitors also come here in order to make a respect to holy relics in Ketkaew Prasat Chedi. This temple is situated in Tha Muang District, where visitors can stop over before arriving in the city of Kanchanaburi. Note, Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple) is not Tiger Temple (Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua).

When arriving in Wat Tham Sua, visitors will automatically notice that there is a car park and stalls for food and souvenirs in front of the temple. After getting inside of the temple area, visitors who need to go to respect the Buddha image need to make a choose between climbing up via 157 steep steps staircase or take a round trip tram ticket to the hill top, very cheap for the ticket though.

At the hill top, visitors will see the largest Buddha Image situated in out-door area. This largest Buddha Image, named Chin Prathanporn, was built in 1973. This Buddha image is about 18 meters high and 10 meters wide. Visitors usually make respect here before move up to respect holy relics at Ketkaew Prasat and see panoramic view there. The view is really outstanding with Mae Klong River and green color of gigantic rice fields. Visitors are able to see Chinese Pagoda from Wat Tham Khao Noi Located next to this temple.

Wat Tham Sua is located at the hill top of Tumbon Tha Muang (Tha Muang Suburb), 5 kilometers from Mae Klong Dam. Its location is not too far from Kanchcnaburi City, only about 12 kilometers, so visitors can stop over here for either come to Kanchanaburi or leave to Bangkok. Visitors from the city can rent a motorcycle or hop a Songthaew (Baht Bus) to visit here.

Open Time:
Monday – Friday: 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8.00 AM – 4.30 PM

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Attractions Nearby
Far from here about: 0.1 km.
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Wat Tham Khao Noi is located next to Wat Tham Sua. The style of this temple is really unique due to Chinese-style architecture from more than a decade, known as Mahayana style. There are only two temples in Kanchanaburi decorating with Chinese architecture (The other one is Wat Ta Wararam). With beautiful architecture, there are visitors comes to visit the temple over time. This temple is situated in Tha Muang District, where visitors can stop over before arriving in the city of Kanchanaburi.
Restaurants Nearby
Far from here about: 7.7 km.
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Krua Lung Rat Restaurant is a well-known restaurant in Tha Muang district, Kanchanaburi. With delicious dishes served and inexpensive price, there are a number of (Thai) customers recommending this restaurant when visiting this area. Local Thai food is the main type that customers can order in this restaurant.
Far from here about: 9.3 km.
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Ob-Oon House is a famous bakery shop in the city center of Kanchanaburi. Customers often come here to have cake or bakery and chill around with free WiFi provided. Ice-cream, coffee, and soft drinks are offered in the shop. Those who would like to have a lunch in this shop can also order a meal as well. This place can be seen as an interesting place for relaxing and eating something not too much in Kanchanaburi city.
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