Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi
Many visitors to Thailand head to the province of Krabi to catch a glimpse of the limestone cliffs rising from the Andaman Sea. While these are certainly noteworthy, everyone visiting this province should add the Tiger Cave Temple to their itinerary before venturing elsewhere. Stories circulate around this spiritual temple found in Southern Thailand and how it got its name. Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple, was dubbed this because apparently a tiger used to reside here, though today it is one of the most coveted religious sites in the country. The golden Buddha found at this shrine sits at the 2,000-foot peak. To get here, visitors must first climb the stairs, hugged by jungle terrain on both sides, before finally arriving at the amazing spiritual site.