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Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi – A Potential Danger

June 27, 2008 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , ,

Khiri Travel has for years maintained that the so-called Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi Province is a potential danger to visitors, and has always questioned it’s merits as a wild life conservation institute.

Wat Pha Luangta Bua Yannasampanno shot to fame around 10 years ago when it started caring for tigers in a very unorthodox way. The animals appear tame and monks were seen walking around without being attacked. This caused a sensation and awareness was raised through international press (Animal Planet, CNN and others). Tourists started flocking to the temple, which charges 200 baht ($6) entrance fees and makes visitors sign a waiver.

The UK animal welfare and conservation charity, Care for the Wild International (CWI) has issued a report underlining the problems with the Tiger Temple.

Khiri Travel features Kanchanaburi in many of its programs, and our guides note that many tourists are unaware of the dangers of visiting the temple. There are many other sights to see in the province that are save, fun and much less controversial.

Photo by CWI website

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