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  • 1. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua The temple of tigers In 1999 the inhabitants of a little village in the province of Kanchanaburi, Thailand, found in the forest two injured baby tigers whose parents had been killed by poachers Cliquez.
  • 2. Not knowing what to do with them they took them to the Bhuddist temple Wat Pha Luang where they were housed and cared for by the monks. The Temple tigers wake to see the day
  • 3. Since then many orphaned baby tigers have been taken there and raised by the monks
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  • 5.   The tigers are tame and used to eating only cooked meat in order to avoid developing a taste for blood They are treated like members of the temple family
  • 6. Phra Acham Phusit
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  • 12. It is a communal place considered a sanctuary for animals and preservation centre
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  • 14. The temple is open to tourists
  • 15. The employees keep the tigers under control and are ready to intervene if they become agitated.  
  • 16.   The visitors are invited to leave a donation if they wish to be photographed with the tigers.
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  • 21. It is the only place in the world where it is possible to pat free tigers.
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  • 25. July 2009
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