Wat Tham Sua is one of the must visit place in Kanchanaburi presenting the largest Buddha image in the province. Arriving at the temple, there are shops and stalls for souvenir surrounding the huge area for parking. There are two ways to travel up to the hill. You can climb the 157 steps stairs or choose to pay 10 Thai Baht for cable car.
The temple is always packed with local tourist coming to pay respect to the 18 meters high Buddha Image as well as the holy relics in the pagoda, Ketkaew Prasat Chedi. Located on top of the hill, travelers marvel at the stunning panoramic view of vast rice fields and Mae Klong river. Surrounding the temple, there are pagodas of different architectural style yet beautifully stands together in the same space.
Next to Wat Tham Sua is Wat Tham Khao Noi which you can entered from the bottom of the hill. The Chinese style Buddhist temple presents a pagoda which you can climb to the top by taking the spiral staircase. From above, you can see the neighbor temple and the view of rice fields and mountains.
Travelers can also enjoy the view of Wat Tham Sua from distance. Not far from the temple, traveler can visit the cafes located in the middle of gigantic rice fields such as Meena Cafe.
Entrance Fees: None
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 08:30 – 16:30. Saturday-Sunday, 08:00-16:30