Kanchanaburi – The Tiger Temple Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua (Thailand)

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, Thailand

After our gradiosen bathing with elephants this morning we drove on to the tiger temple Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua in the province of Kanchanaburi.

Tiger

The location of the Tiger Temple

The temple was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and refuge for wild animals.

Our pictures of the Tiger Temple

The detailed travel report to the temple Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua will be delivered, but we have already uploaded the pictures. If there are any specific questions about the pictures or this travelogue, please post a comment at the end of the post.

Even though the whole thing is certainly an incredibly special experience, we didn’t feel good during our visit. Looking back, we wouldn’t be visiting this facility anymore!

Update 2016: At the end of May 2016 the temple was completely closed for tourist traffic! What many visitors did not know: After the stalking of animal cruelty, smuggling of tiger skins and the breeding of tigers for the black market, there was a large raid by the military government. And the finds suggest that the monks are actually involved in a worldwide illegal wildlife trade. All tigers have since been removed from the tiger temple and have now found a new home in the Khao Son Wildlife Center in Ratchaburi.

Feeding the baby tiger with the bottle

We were able to play with several baby tigers on our tour in a separate area. In the end, everyone could feed a small tiger with the flange. It was a very special experience.

All travelogues from South-East Asia (2013)

In this holiday through South East Asia we travelled through 5 different countries. Starting with our flight to Hong Kong (China), then on to Bangkok (Thailand), to the million metropolis Singapore, then into the jungle to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat to Siem Riep (Cambodia), on to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and finally to the island of Borneo (Malaysia). An unbelievably fascinating journey with an incredible number of impressions and experiences.
Reiseberichte Südostasien China: Hong Kong - Explore tourist attractions & things to do
China: Hong Kong - Peak Tram & the viewpoint from Victoria Peak
China: Hong Kong - Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery & the Big Buddha
Thailand: Elephant Camp – Bathing with elephants in the Khwae Noi River
Thailand: Kanchanaburi – The Tiger Temple Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua
Thailand: Bangkok – The Royal Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Temples & Ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Elephants at the Royal Elephant Kraal Village
Singapore: Chinatown, S.E.A. Aquarium & Sentosa Island
Singapore: A day trip to Singapore Zoo
Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Resort & the Infinity Pool
Cambodia: Siem Reap – Hotel, Old Market & the Butterfly Farm
Cambodia: Siem Reap – The temples of Angkor Wat
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Petronas Twin Towers
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Batu Caves & the Aquaria KLCC
Malaysia: Borneo – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Malaysia: Borneo – Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary
Malaysia: Borneo – Gomantong Caves & Jungle Elephants
Malaysia: Borneo – Diving at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Malaysia: Borneo – The Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort