One of the most striking temples in Kanchanaburi in a picturesque location is Wat Tham Suea (วัดถำเสือ). The English name, Tiger Cave Temple, is sometimes used for this temple in guidebooks. At the top of the hill there is an 18 meter high Seated Buddha covered in a golden mosaic. A nearby tower gives some stunning views of the farmland and lakes nearby.
Map showing location of Tiger Cave Temple in Kanchanaburi:
GPS Coordinates: 13.9534244, 99.6037241
Thanks for the pictures.
I’m from Singapore and I had gone to Kanchanaburi a couple of times for military exercises. We set up our ‘base camp’ at the foot of this magnificent temple compound, with many military vehicles parked around it.
Our ‘base camp’ was on a clearing of dirt and grass, away from the ‘touristy’ main entrance and carpark. From your aerial photos, I surmise that the clearing must have been only accessible from a rear entrance.
All I remember was this: from the clearing, I walked to the public toilets. Along the way, one of those very long staircases was on my right side, no more than 10 meters away. I also walked past a small shrine with two miniature tigers at the foot of the temple hill. A few street food/beverage sellers were nearby.
I will visit the temple again, and this time, as a civilian. And walk up that staircase to the summit.