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Thailand is 93 percent Buddhist and there are temples of varying magnitude scattered around the country.
One major site, near Krabi Town, is the Tiger Cave Temple, which receives a large number of devotees and tourists. One of the attractions is the climb of 1,237 steps to a special mountaintop temple. While it’s every bit as arduous as it sounds, in the tropical climate, at least it’s all concrete steps with hand railings.
Where the slope is steep, the rise in the steps can be quite a reach and the depth of the steps rather short, but it’s still … wait, let’s do the math. If you have 20 steps per floor (seems reasonable, but feel free to correct me), that would be the equivalent of 61.85 stories!
What? I’m sure glad we didn’t calculate that before starting out on our climb.
I’m going to finish this out with photos because there was a lot I did not understand about the temple itself, but it was picturesque.