Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tourists watching tigers in Tiger Temple, Thailand

PD Photo: Tourists watching tigers in the Tiger Temple (Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua), a Theravada Buddhist temple in Western Thailand which looks after several tigers that can be petted by visitors.

The Buddhist temple located in Saiyok District of Thailand's Kanchanaburi province close to the border with Myanmar, about 38 km north-west of Kanchanaburi along the 323 highway, was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for numerous wild animals, including tigers. Tourists can even have themselves photographed while they hug or pet the tigers in the open grounds.

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