Tiger Temple And River Kwai
1 day trip to the province Kanchanaburi visiting famous places such as Bridge of River Kwai, museums, driving in on the death railway and the Tiger Temple.
• Train tour
• Boat tour
• Tiger temple
• JEATH museum
• Graveyard for fallen soldiers/prisoners
• English speaking guide
Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand that was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals, among them several tigers, the majority of which are Indochinese tigers. The tiger temple is located in the Saiyok district of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, not far from the border with Myanmar.
In 1999 the temple received the first tiger cub, one that had been found by villagers; it died soon after. Later, several tiger cubs were given to the temple. As of July 2014, the total number of tigers living at the temple has risen to 135.
The original eight tigers brought to the temple were rescues, and thus far DNA data is incomplete and therefore unavailable to the public, therefore the pedigree of the tigers is not entirely known. However, it is presumed that they are Indochinese Tigers, except Mek, who is a Bengal Tiger. It is possible that some may be the newly discovered Malayan Tigers, as well as cross breeds or hybrids.