Cuddling up: In this remarkable photograph, an adult tiger and a Buddhist monk embrace in a seemingly mutual display of affection

One man and his tiger! Buddhist cuddles up to deadly big cat... one of a HUNDRED raised by the monks from cubs

Cuddling up: In this remarkable photograph, an adult tiger and a Buddhist monk embrace in a seemingly mutual display of affection

Thailand’s Tiger Temple.  2 hours drive from Bangkok in the Kanchanaburi province, the Tiger Temple has been taking care of tigers singe 1999. Monks are taken care of the animals rescued from poachers, having around 17 fully grown tigers and cubs housed within the temple grounds.  source: http://www.greenexpander.com/2008/04/15/the-tiger-temple/

Thailand’s Tiger Temple. 2 hours drive from Bangkok in the Kanchanaburi province, the Tiger Temple has been taking care of tigers singe 1999. Monks are taken care of the animals rescued from poachers, having around 17 fully grown tigers and cubs housed within the temple grounds. source: http://www.greenexpander.com/2008/04/15/the-tiger-temple/

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.

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.

Tiger Temple, Kanchanaburi.  Where Sam fears for his life!  '“Oh come on, Sam! You’ll regret it if you don’t. You know you will,” Kayla said. “No, Kayla, I’d regret having my face mauled. I’ll watch you, though, and try not to say I told you so when Tigger over there is chewing your eyeball like a stuffed olive appetiser.”'

Thailand Tiger Temple: Monks Live With Tigers (PHOTOS)

Tiger Temple, Kanchanaburi. Where Sam fears for his life! '“Oh come on, Sam! You’ll regret it if you don’t. You know you will,” Kayla said. “No, Kayla, I’d regret having my face mauled. I’ll watch you, though, and try not to say I told you so when Tigger over there is chewing your eyeball like a stuffed olive appetiser.”'

Looking for a responsible alternative to the Thailand Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi or the Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai? Here are eight harm-free attractions and things to do in Thailand that every animal-loving traveller will adore.

8 Responsible Alternatives to the Tiger Temple in Thailand

Looking for a responsible alternative to the Thailand Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi or the Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai? Here are eight harm-free attractions and things to do in Thailand that every animal-loving traveller will adore.

Founded in 1994, Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a forest temple and sanctuary housing numerous wild animals, tigers among them. .  Local villagers arrived to the gate of the Wat with an abandoned tiger cub in 1999. Unable to turn away any sentient being, the monks took the animal in and weaned it back to health.  More than twenty-one cubs had been born at the Tiger Temple by 2007 and now there are nearly fifty tigers in the sanctuary.   There are more cubs born in a single litter at the Wat than at…

Founded in 1994, Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a forest temple and sanctuary housing numerous wild animals, tigers among them. . Local villagers arrived to the gate of the Wat with an abandoned tiger cub in 1999. Unable to turn away any sentient being, the monks took the animal in and weaned it back to health. More than twenty-one cubs had been born at the Tiger Temple by 2007 and now there are nearly fifty tigers in the sanctuary. There are more cubs born in a single litter at the Wat than at…

Tiger Temple – Bangkok | Necessary Indulgences

Tiger Temple – Bangkok | Necessary Indulgences

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