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…

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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..

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

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on the way I found new friends…

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Finally I found it…

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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.

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

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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…

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

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And of course the golden buddha :)

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back to the view….

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how to solve electricity problems in asia..


and now in the actual cave…

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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..

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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

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