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“Long, challenging hike but worth it!”

Ranked #10 of 115 things to do in Krabi Town
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Owner description: This temple complex not only serves as a religious site for the monks who live and worship there, but also features a maze of natural caves in an overgrown jungle valley where stone tools, pottery remains and the mold for making Buddha footprints have been excavated.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was an incredibly challenging hike up to the top of the mountain. The 1,237 steps may not sound like a lot to some but couple that with humid 35 degree weather and it is quite challenging even for those who are quite fit and active. The steps are very steep in places so I would recommend wearing proper foot wear, taking plenty of water and a change of clothes for when you get back down to the bottom. Although it is difficult, it is well worth it as the view from the top is quite beautiful and the temple areas are lovely to walk through and see. I would definitely recommend for those up for the challenge! The nearby emerald pools / hot springs are a great way to cool off and relax afterwards.

Thank Ella D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The hike up to the top is strenuous at 1,237 steps which are uneven and quite vertical at times. The beginning of your trek starts with monkeys surrounding you in the trees then it ascends quickly. Take water and budget breaks. We completed the hike with children 10,12 and 14 years old. Honestly, the 10 year old did the best! Wear gym shoes and women need to cover knees and shoulders. The grounds at the base are stunning. Be sure to go to the back to the trail marked "WONDERLAND". That's where you see the caves the monks live in. The Wonderland trail was one of the best parts! Lots of ice cream and cool drinks available at the base. Do it- it's worth it!

1  Thank Grace827
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The walk to the top is tough, but it feels rewarding. The walk back down isn't as challenging. When you reach the top the views are stunning, as you can see all the trees and cliffs. The monks can be seen walking around at the bottom of the steps, along with a lot of monkeys looking for food.
PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE WITH A LOT OF SKIN ON SHOW. I know us Westerners suffer in the heat but in these parts of Asia the culture is very very very different, and there are even signs up to ask visitors to be more courteous because of the monks. I didn't have a problem with this, and wore longer shorts.

The architecture before going up the steps is so beautiful, and you can purchase food/drinks from a cafe on site. There are toilets part way up the steps as well. TAKE WATER! There are taps at the top of the steps too to refill your bottles, but please stay hydrated if you decide to go.

Thank CreatureSoiree
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

If possible, wear athletic outfits. If the length of your bottoms doesn't exceed knee length you will be made to rent a sarong from the temple to "prevent the monks from seeing our legs".

We climbed the 1,237 steps to the peak of the hill, which offered a scenic view of Krabi. It was very worth the climb though very tiring for non-athletic people like us. However, some of the steps were quite steep (they varied in height), making the descent quite dangerous. The monkeys will alpha you for food and drinks if you carry any, so keep everything in your bags.

Thank ZennW3
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Phenomenal 360 degrees views of Krabi from atop, plus you're safer here than at the bottom with the devilish monkeys!
The climb is a pretty tough one so be prepared. It takes between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the individual and the steps are quite steep. Take as many bottles of water as you can. Keep at least one empty bottle as there are several water taps along the climb for refilling. The descent, thankfully, is much easier.
Definitely worth the climb!

1  Thank Ayesha H
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