We came to Kanchanaburi on a tip from two Australian ladies we met on the train back from Sapa in Vietnam. They said that there was a temple here where monks had raised orphaned tigers & fed them only vegetables and you can go & hang out with the tigers & play with them & stuff. We completely believed them & thought it sounded ace. However on the way round we mentioned it to some people. A few people had heard of it & said that they drug the tigers so that they are half asleep & really groggy. We found out the truth when we got there! The tigers are fed meat but they are raised from birth but the monks & always had human contact. The tigers were sleepy when we first arrived as they sleep most of the afternoon when it's hot but as it cooled down they got more perky. You can't go in & play with them but you can go in & get your photos taken with them all. They are fine with the human contact & you can touch them. They know that they are only out "on show" for about two hours, then they got taken out of the public eye. It was definately worth going to, you won't get the opportunity to get to close to tigers under many other circumstances so it was an amazing chance in a lifetime!