A look inside the famed Thai Tiger Temple

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Tigers Seized from Thai Temple

On Monday, a Buddhist temple was raided by wildlife authorities who confiscated three tigers who lived there.

SEE ALSO: Big cats removed from Thailand's infamous tiger temple

The temple which promotes itself as a wildlife sanctuary, is home to more than 100 tigers and has become a popular tourist destination.

The temple was established in 1994, but has come under fire in recent years for suspected animal abuse and wildlife trafficking.

Take a look inside the controversial temple below:

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A look inside the famed Thai Tiger Temple
A tourist poses next to a tiger before officials start moving tigers from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination which has come under fire in recent years over the welfare of its big cats in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
A Buddhist monk walks past a tiger before officials start moving them from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination which has come under fire in recent years over the welfare of its big cats in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
A sedated tiger is seen in a cage as officials start moving tigers from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination which has come under fire in recent years over the welfare of its big cats in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
Thai wildlife officials load a tiger into a cage on a truck after they removed it from an enclosure after the tiger was anaesthetised at the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, western Thailand on May 30, 2016. Thai wildlife officials armed with a court order on May 30 resumed the treacherous process of moving tigers from a controversial temple which draws tourists as a petting zoo, but stands accused of selling off the big cats for slaughter. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
WAT PHA LUANG TA BUA, KANCHANABURI, THAILAND - 2015/02/11: Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, also better known as Tiger Temple is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand established in 1994. It became a forest temple and home for wild and discarded animals many of them tigers. The temple has been raided recently by Thai wildlife officials due to suspected illegal wildlife trafficking. (Photo by David Longstreath/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WAT PHA LUANG TA BUA, KANCHANABURI, THAILAND - 2015/02/11: Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, also better known as Tiger Temple is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand established in 1994. It became a forest temple and home for wild and discarded animals many of them tigers. The temple has been raided recently by Thai wildlife officials due to suspected illegal wildlife trafficking. (Photo by David Longstreath/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A warden hugs a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province on April 24, 2015. Thai wildlife officials began a headcount of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a controversial temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
A Thai wildlife official scans the microchip implanted in a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province on April 24, 2015. Thai wildlife officials began a headcount of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a controversial temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
WAT PHA LUANG TA BUA, KANCHANABURI, THAILAND - 2015/02/11: A full grown tiger looks out from its cage at Wat Pha Luang Ta Buda near Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, also better known as Tiger Temple is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand established in 1994. It became a forest temple and home for wild and discarded animals many of them tigers. The temple has been raided recently by Thai wildlife officials due to suspected illegal wildlife trafficking. (Photo by David Longstreath/LightRocket via Getty Images)
In this Monday May 30, 2016 photo, a sedated tiger lies in a cage at the "Tiger Temple" in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand. Wildlife officials in Thailand on Monday began removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUT
A Thai wildlife official scans the microchip implanted in a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province on April 24, 2015. Thai wildlife officials began a headcount of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a controversial temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
A Thai Buddhist monk feeds water to a tiger at the "Tiger Temple," in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Wildlife protection officials said on Thursday they found no mistreatment of the more than 100 tigers at the temple, one of the country's most popular destinations for foreign tourists. Famous for the iconic image of tame-looking big cats living with Buddhist monks, the temple has been accused of drugging the creatures to make them stay calm, an allegation the monks and the veterinarian who takes care of the animals, have denied. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A Thai Buddhist monk strokes a tiger at the "Tiger Temple" in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 24, 2015.Officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Friday visited the temple to inspect the number of the tigers, in response to allegations that the animals went missing. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A Thai Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the "Tiger Temple" in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 24, 2015.Officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Friday visited the temple to inspect the number of the tigers, in response to allegations that the animals went missing. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A tourist tries out to leash a tiger led by a Buddhist monk, left, at the "Tiger Temple" in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 24, 2015. Officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Friday visited the temple to inspect the number of the tigers, in response to allegations that the animals went missing. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A Thai Buddhist monk plays with tigers at the "Tiger Temple," in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Wildlife protection officials said on Thursday they found no mistreatment of the more than 100 tigers at the temple, one of the country's most popular destinations for foreign tourists. Famous for the iconic image of tame-looking big cats living with Buddhist monks, the temple has been accused of drugging the creatures to make them stay calm, an allegation the monks and the veterinarian who takes care of the animals, have denied. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A tiger yawns before the officials start moving them from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination which has come under fire in recent years over the welfare of its big cats in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials start moving tigers from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination which has come under fire in recent years over the welfare of its big cats in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
A trainer feeds a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A tiger lies on the ground during a head count at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as the Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, April 24, 2015. Thai officials from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks on Friday inspected microchips in the tigers held captivity at the popular Tiger Temple, home to more than 100 tigers, to update their database. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
An official scans a microchip on a tiger during a head count at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as the Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, April 24, 2015. Thai officials from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks on Friday inspected microchips in the tigers held captivity at the popular Tiger Temple, home to more than 100 tigers, to update their database. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Two tigers play at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province on April 24, 2015. Thai wildlife officials began a headcount of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a controversial temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
Tigers look on at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province on April 24, 2015. Thai wildlife officials began a headcount of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a controversial temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
A volunteer pets a tiger inside a cage at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province February 12, 2015. Thai officials last week raided the Buddhist temple that is home to more than 100 tigers and are currently conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking. Authorities from Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Thursday checked 143 Bengal tigers living at the temple, and found them to be in good health. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: ANIMALS RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province February 12, 2015. Thai officials last week raided the Buddhist temple that is home to more than 100 tigers and are currently conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking. Authorities from Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Thursday checked 143 Bengal tigers living at the temple, and found them to be in good health. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: ANIMALS RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A tiger yawns at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province on April 24, 2015. Thai wildlife officials began a headcount of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a controversial temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists have photos taken with a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province on April 24, 2015. Thai wildlife officials began a headcount of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a controversial temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
WAT PHA LUANG TA BUA, KANCHANABURI, THAILAND - 2015/02/12: Volunteers work with tigers at Wat Pha Luang Ta Buda near Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, also better known as Tiger Temple is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand established in 1994. It became a forest temple and home for wild and discarded animals many of them tigers. The temple has been raided recently by Thai wildlife officials due to suspected illegal wildlife trafficking. (Photo by David Longstreath/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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