Tiger Temple

Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua, aka Tiger Temple (Kanchanaburi)
วัดป่าหลวงตาบัว ญาณสัมปันโน, อ.ไทรโยค จ.กาญจนบุรี 


Thai/คนไทย: 300 Baht
Foreigners/ชาวต่างชาติ: 600 Baht
(100% more expensive for foreigners)

Have you been to this place? Were you able to get the Thai price? Was it good value for money if you had to pay the “farang” price? Let us know in the comments…

4 responses to “Tiger Temple

  1. I have a Thai work permit, still could not get Thai price. In the end I didn’t bother.

  2. I wouldn’t recommend anyone visit the Tiger Temple, Thai or Fareng whatever the price.An idea that started out with good Buddhist principles has become more of a money making machine
    Kanchanaburi is a very beautiful province with many attractions, some of which are free (unfortunately, many are not)

  3. Yes , some place is free of charge for Thai people also do not want to go , so do not to say have to pay admission fees , this is standard , no comment

  4. Also be aware that the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, next to the main war cemetery, operates a dual pricing system – 100฿ Thai adult, 140฿ foreign adult. I find this more insulting than Thai-operated sites because the Managing Director & Manager are both British (?) and sons of former PoWs and the manager, in an e-mail to me, said he’d ‘made a scene’ himself when confronted with dual-pricing during his years of living in Thailand. They say the price difference is to encourage Thais to visit and maybe it achieves that end but – guess what – it also encourages some foreigners, such as myself, NOT to visit. A little to their credit – they say that they operated a single price until 2003 but Thais didn’t come until they offered a lower Thai price.

    Only a 40% mark-up for foreigners but I’m afraid that, after many years living full-time in Thailand and being subjected to this crap all the time, this sort of policy has got beyond a joke. I just refuse to pay & walk out.

    Sorry, I can’t find any other way of introducing a new ‘dual-pricing’ operation onto this website.

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