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Tiger Temple Review

Also known as Wat Pa Luanta Bua Yannasampanno, Tiger Temple is a forest monastery that houses several kinds of animals on its grounds, most notably tigers. Every day at 3, the 30 or so tigers are brought into a canyon for a photo op that lasts no more than a minute. The rest of the day you can see some of the tigers in their cages, as well as wild boars and water buffaloes.

Controversy surrounds the sight—some locals are concerned about safety (though no injuries have been reported), and many suspect that the tigers have been drugged to make them docile around visitors. Many tour operators claim they'd rather not promote the site, but can't afford to lose customers.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Km 21, Rte. 323, Kanchanaburi, 71000
  • Phone: 083/777–8006
  • Cost: B600
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Location: Around Kanchanaburi Province
Updated: 05-29-2013

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