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Phuket and the Andaman Coast Sights

Wat Tham Sua

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Updated 04/01/2013

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Just 3 km (2 miles, or 10 minutes drive) from Krabi Town is Wat Tham Sua, with its giant Buddha statue and scenic surrounding landscapes. Built in 1976 as a monastery and meditation retreat, Wat Tham Sua is both respected by the local population and popular with tourists. Locals come to participate in Buddhist rituals, while most tourists to climb the 1,277 steps to panoramic views of the cliffs, Krabi Town, Krabi River, and the Panom Benja mountain range. There's also a cave with many chambers, which can be fun to explore, though it's not terribly attractive. A really large tree grows outside the entrance. The wat is between Krabi Town and the airport.

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Tambon Muang Chum, 4 km (2½ miles) after Wachiralongkorn Dam, Krabi, 81000, Thailand

Updated 04/01/2013


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