Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, a Buddhist Temple in western Thailand, about 38 km northwest of Kanchanaburi, was established in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals. There are many animals in the sanctuary but the most notable are Asian tigers. There is almost 150 tigers in the sanctuary. The tigers can also be touched by visitors if you desire. This takes place in mod day when the tigers are quite tired and want to nap. This makes it safe but always be careful and listen to the tiger handlers. There is a skywalk built above the tiger enclosures which I highly recommend you seek out for you can see that many of the tigers have quite large enclosures to live out their lives.
The animals are free roaming within the sanctuary with the exception of the tigers, which are tame enough to guided around the sanctuary on strong leashes. The other animals in the sanctuary include buffalo, deer, wild boar and others. There are no cages for these animals but they are quite tame and well cared for.
Other animals in the Sanctuary:
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