Wat Ban Tham, Kanchanaburi

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  • To look straight ahead at the base of the Dragon stairs and then look up to where they lead is nothing short of amazing . Don't do on a very hot day and take water .. go slow and absorb the vista at....  more
    To look straight ahead at the base of the Dragon stairs and then look up to where they lead is nothing short of amazing . Don't do on a very hot day and take water .. go slow and absorb the vista at....  more »
  • Wat Ban Tham is a beautiful temple. There are many places to worship and there is a temple at the top of the hill. Walking up the stairs to pay homage to the Buddha image and has a lot of history....  more
    Wat Ban Tham is a beautiful temple. There are many places to worship and there is a temple at the top of the hill. Walking up the stairs to pay homage to the Buddha image and has a lot of history....  more »
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  • Found this temple just by chance and I’m so glad! It’s a lot of climbs from the bottom to the top, so I would recommend proper walking attire.. (although I was in long dress and thongs… which I regret..) you need to climb up a bit to going into a dragon mouth. Why’d inside is interesting with some artworks. After getting out of the dragon then you can see the golden Buddha in the cave. This was beautiful and peaceful. After passing that point , then it start more challenging walk with very steep staircases. My kids and I enjoyed the climbing but we get drenched with sweat by the time we got to the top. There is a panoramic view and Buddha waiting for you at the top. I’d say it is worth an effort! There is a small shop in the middle (near the Buddha in the cave) where you can buy water, but make sure you are hydrated as it gets very warm!
  • Amazing Temple built into the hillside. The entrance is a big dragon, and after that you walk through a cave, then further up the hill until you get to a gorgeous view!

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