It takes a brave man to put his hands inside a tiger's mouth but this Buddhist monk seems to know exactly what he is doing.

The big cats and the monks at the Tiger Temple have a unique relationship as the animals were either born in captivity or hand-reared from cubs.

As these amazing pictures show, tourists and staff are able to get closer to the animals than almost anywhere else in the world.

Uploaded by Khawar Mahmood on June 18, 2011

It was a special sort of gruesome. Forty dead tiger cubs that had been found in a freezer at one of the world’s most famous tiger reserves were laid out before the world’s press, flies swarming their now slowly decomposing frames.

More than 500 officers from Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP) swooped on the Tiger Temple , in the town of Kanchanaburi, a couple of hours’ drive west of Bangkok, on May 30, following years of allegations of illegal breeding and trafficking in the endangered cats.

The temple’s abbot has vigorously denied any impropriety. But a total of 147 live tigers were confiscated. Besides the thawed carcasses of the 40 dead cubs, there were 20 more found, kept in jars of formaldehyde. Two adult tiger pelts were also found, along with the body of a bear and around 1,500 tiger skin amulets, plus other trinkets apparently made of tiger teeth.

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Krabi Tiger Cave offers a genuine spiritual experience in stunning natural surroundings. Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Sua sits 5 km northeast from Krabi Town centre. It is one of Thailand’s finest natural wonders, and it's definitely worth a visit. The temple here is a warren of natural limestone caves formed inside at the foot of an impressive cliff. There are beautiful icons in the main temple cave, but the real attraction here is the ‘footprint of the Buddha’.

To get to this historic site you need to hike 1,237 steps up the limestone tower. Krabi Tiger Cave offers you a challenging climb, especially in the Thai climate. Those who make it to the top are compensated with panoramic 360 degree views. The panorama encompasses the Andaman Sea, dramatic limestone cliff formations, and verdant rainforests. You'll also discover ‘the Buddha’s footprint’ that lies on the terrace. The vistas are particularly stunning at sunrise and sunset. It's also the best time to climb up and avoid the heat.

Arriving at Krabi Tiger Cave, spend some time exploring the lower levels before taking the challenging climb up. Legend has it that a tiger once made the main cave his home. This gave the temple its name, Wat (temple) Tham (cave) Sua (tiger). There are still tiger footprints on the floor of the lower temple. You might want to purchase some bananas by the entrance to feed the many monkey occupants. Just remember that they can bite and scratch so don’t get too close.

It takes a brave man to put his hands inside a tiger's mouth but this Buddhist monk seems to know exactly what he is doing.

The big cats and the monks at the Tiger Temple have a unique relationship as the animals were either born in captivity or hand-reared from cubs.

As these amazing pictures show, tourists and staff are able to get closer to the animals than almost anywhere else in the world.

Uploaded by Khawar Mahmood on June 18, 2011

It was a special sort of gruesome. Forty dead tiger cubs that had been found in a freezer at one of the world’s most famous tiger reserves were laid out before the world’s press, flies swarming their now slowly decomposing frames.

More than 500 officers from Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP) swooped on the Tiger Temple , in the town of Kanchanaburi, a couple of hours’ drive west of Bangkok, on May 30, following years of allegations of illegal breeding and trafficking in the endangered cats.

The temple’s abbot has vigorously denied any impropriety. But a total of 147 live tigers were confiscated. Besides the thawed carcasses of the 40 dead cubs, there were 20 more found, kept in jars of formaldehyde. Two adult tiger pelts were also found, along with the body of a bear and around 1,500 tiger skin amulets, plus other trinkets apparently made of tiger teeth.

It takes a brave man to put his hands inside a tiger's mouth but this Buddhist monk seems to know exactly what he is doing.

The big cats and the monks at the Tiger Temple have a unique relationship as the animals were either born in captivity or hand-reared from cubs.

As these amazing pictures show, tourists and staff are able to get closer to the animals than almost anywhere else in the world.

Uploaded by Khawar Mahmood on June 18, 2011

It takes a brave man to put his hands inside a tiger's mouth but this Buddhist monk seems to know exactly what he is doing.

The big cats and the monks at the Tiger Temple have a unique relationship as the animals were either born in captivity or hand-reared from cubs.

As these amazing pictures show, tourists and staff are able to get closer to the animals than almost anywhere else in the world.

Uploaded by Khawar Mahmood on June 18, 2011

It was a special sort of gruesome. Forty dead tiger cubs that had been found in a freezer at one of the world’s most famous tiger reserves were laid out before the world’s press, flies swarming their now slowly decomposing frames.

More than 500 officers from Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP) swooped on the Tiger Temple , in the town of Kanchanaburi, a couple of hours’ drive west of Bangkok, on May 30, following years of allegations of illegal breeding and trafficking in the endangered cats.

The temple’s abbot has vigorously denied any impropriety. But a total of 147 live tigers were confiscated. Besides the thawed carcasses of the 40 dead cubs, there were 20 more found, kept in jars of formaldehyde. Two adult tiger pelts were also found, along with the body of a bear and around 1,500 tiger skin amulets, plus other trinkets apparently made of tiger teeth.

Фарго (1996)
# 161 on IMDb Top Rated Movies »

Ryan Gosling »
# 133 on STARmeter

A German architect runs away with the maharajah of Eschnapur's fiancee but is caught and thrown in the dungeon, while his relatives arrive from Europe looking for him and the maharajah's brother is scheming to usurp the throne.

It takes a brave man to put his hands inside a tiger's mouth but this Buddhist monk seems to know exactly what he is doing.

The big cats and the monks at the Tiger Temple have a unique relationship as the animals were either born in captivity or hand-reared from cubs.

As these amazing pictures show, tourists and staff are able to get closer to the animals than almost anywhere else in the world.

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