Krabi

Krabi – Tiger Caves

Spending a couple of days in Phuket is definitely enough…

So I headed for a more quite place.. However, I had no idea what to do in krabi…
After checking the Internet I figured out that there are supposed to be two major sights…
1) tiger caves and a big Buddha on top of a mountain.. Climbing over 1200 stairs to reach it..
2) railey beach.. In the south of krabi

So time to grab some coffee and off to go to the caves…

IMG_4172 IMG_4175 IMG_4173

Tiger caves:
The plan… Try to find it without public transport… The caves are supposed to be about 10km away from my hostel…After walking in the sun for about an hour I had to find out that the way that I went at some point was a dead end.. Memories of Mount rinjani came up..

IMG_4184 IMG_4183 IMG_4181 IMG_4185

So 2.5km back to get to the main street and keep on walking towards the mountain area.

IMG_4188 IMG_4186 IMG_4192 IMG_4193

on the way I found new friends…

IMG_4197 IMG_4179IMG_4244 IMG_4384

Finally I found it…

IMG_4206 IMG_4210 IMG_4209
The Tiger caves itself are not that spectacular as a sight, nevertheless it was quite crowded since that cave is a holy place for the monks and other religious people.

IMG_4211 IMG_4220IMG_4218 IMG_4217 IMG_4214 IMG_4213 IMG_4212

Fun fact the Tiger caves are named after a tiger that has never been seen by anyone..

IMG_4221IMG_4237 IMG_4228 IMG_4222

But the stairs to the top of the mountain were way more spectacular.. However, I had to overtake so many people on the way up and down… Backpackers, tourist or local… All are so unfit.. There are exceptions but this rarely happens…

IMG_4238 IMG_4240 IMG_4241IMG_4257IMG_4268

The view was worth the 10min ‘hiking’ on top of the mountain..

IMG_4271 IMG_4282 IMG_4278 IMG_4276 IMG_4273

And of course the golden buddha :)

IMG_4293 IMG_4316 IMG_4319IMG_4372 IMG_4375 IMG_4371

back to the view….

IMG_4295 IMG_4300 IMG_4304 IMG_4312 IMG_4313IMG_4356 IMG_4355 IMG_4352       IMG_4338 After the mountain top I went down to a nearby forest with some minor attractions.. In particular the actual caves..

IMG_4403 IMG_4412 IMG_4411 IMG_4405

how to solve electricity problems in asia..

IMG_4418

and now in the actual cave…

IMG_4460 IMG_4449 IMG_4454 IMG_4453 IMG_4452 IMG_4447 IMG_4444 IMG_4442 IMG_4429 IMG_4415

I spend there about 30min when it suddenly started to rain…
So two options:
1) taking a taxi back home
2) running back home

There it comes to mind over matter…Getting out of the forest was the first step..

IMG_4480 IMG_4478 IMG_4476 IMG_4474 IMG_4472 IMG_4471 IMG_4470 IMG_4464

I ran back in the heaviest rain I have experienced so far in Asia. About 10k with a backpack is quite a different running experience…

I was just soooo wet..

next up…the beach experience in Krabi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>