Tomb Raider Underworld - Exploring Coastal Thailand
This Tomb Raider Underworld walkthrough article walks you through all the levels of the Coastal Thailand area. Lara travels from the rocks cliffs along the coast of Thailand, through the dark and mysterious underground and then back to the surface.
Coastal Thailand Level I
As Coast Thailand Level 1 begins, jump from the boat and swim over to the rock platform close to the cliff as pictured in the cut scene and get out of the water. Ascend up the mossy rock face and then head left. Leap up and grab the ledge above and then move left along the balustrade. This next part is hard to complete, so read the section below, "A Jump of Faith", to see how to undertake it. Once you have finished "A Jump of Faith", move up the two flights of stairs and grab the health pack on the landing at the top.
A Jump of Faith
Begin this part by moving along to the left on the ledge under the balustrade until you're unable to go any further. There will be a large ruin behind you. Leap backwards while turning to grab the ledge on this ruin. Stand up and move around the corner while hugging the wall, until you face the steps on the other side. Now jump across.
Hidden Treasures in Coastal Thailand Level 1
Follow these Tomb Raider Underworld walkthrough tips to find the hidden treasures in Coastal Thailand Level 1:
- In the opening scene swim from the boat to the small circular cove just to the left of the waterfall. Then dive down to the treasure on the sea bed beside the cliff face.
- Once you climb the mossy rock face, work your way to the right and you'll see a ledge above you. Use this ledge to leap across to the small cave behind the waterfall and you'll find a health pack and treasure.
- Once you reach the top of the cliff, turn around and face in the direction of the boat and you'll see a free-standing pillar of rock below. Use your Field Camera to see the treasure on top. Lara can jump down to this treasure, but make sure you aim for an area where she can roll when she lands to reduce the damage.
Coastal Thailand Level 2
The temple gate is locked, so you'll have to go over the top. Use the raised stairway to the left of the stone doors to Wall Jump up between the wall and the closest pillar to get a higher grip. Shift around and leap out to the second pillar to move even higher and then leap back to reach the lintel over the gate. Now, move all the way to the right and then jump backwards and grab the ledge on the right hand pillar to climb outside and up. At this point you must climb all the way to the left, crossing the gap, and then pull yourself up to reach the edge of the grassy path that leads to the temple.
At this point refer to the section below "The Temple Approach", before continuing. Once you're safely down, head right along the stream bed. Watch out for the three hungry tigers and then head over to the temple ruin at the far end.
Hidden Treasures in Coastal Thailand Level 2
Follow these Tomb Raider Underworld tips to find the hidden treasures in Coastal Thailand Level 2:
- Look in one of the urns to the right of the temple gate steps.
- Jump over the low wall on the right of the stream to find an urn with a treasure in it.
Coastal Thailand Level 3
There use to be another building spanning the gap you see but now all you'll see are a bunch of broken columns that links the main temple to the ruined shrine. Make sure to grab the health pack at the base before jumping up onto the lowest beam. Then turn around and jump diagonally onto the broken beam to your right. Grab the ledge on the column above and chimney jump to ascend between the pillars to your right. You want to reach the highest outer ledge on the roofed column on your left. Now, to make it to the temple shimmy to the right, drop to the broken beam below and then jump from pillar to pillar over to the steps.
Leap from the path and pull yourself onto the temple stairs and then go left and crawl under the giant tree root. Drop down over the edge and move left and then pull yourself up to the plateau of the temple entrance. Watch out for the tigers that are waiting for Lara. She will need to use all her movement and skill to survive. Once you have made it past the tigers just head into the rubble filled passages within the temple and then leap onto the broken beam on the right of the pit. Jump to the ledge on your left and then move along to the right. Backwards jump to the ledge on the other column, move along to the left and then drop down until you reach another broken beam. Jump across to the other side. Walk to the end of the beam. Drop down to its left and move along before shifting a few inches left to reach safety.
Jump down into the next spider pit, head right and then jump up to the platform above. You can reach the beam above you if you wall jump off the left wall and then grab it. Once you reach it, leap across the series of broken beams to reach the horizontal pole. Swing on the pole and then jump from it and fly over the top of the slippery slope. Starting on this end of the pit floor you can run right and then jump up to the ledge around the corner. Once there, just take the staircase to go to the Bhogavati Courtyard.
The Hidden Treasures
Follow these Tomb Raider Underworld tips to find the hidden treasures in Coastal Thailand Level 3:
- Before heading up the temple stairs after making it into the temple entrance, check the lone urn to the right to find a treasure.
- After wall jumping off the wall to reach the first beam above, look in the urns at the back to find a treasure.
Coastal Thailand Level 4
The ropes that help lift the wooden elevator are snagged on both sides, so you'll have to free the ropes before the elevator will work. Once you get it working, go right up the stairs, around the corner and crawl under the balustrade. Fall down to the floor. Grab the portable pole and jam it in the nearby pillar and then stand on it to jump over to the next pillar. Leap over to the pillar on your right and then jump to the ledge on the right. Move slowly to the left and then climb up to the handholds over the ledge. Leap to the next ledge and then backwards jump to the pillar. Jump across to the next pillar and then jump diagonally to the ledge of the next platform and pull yourself up. The rope is twisted around a horizontal pole, so you'll have to leap up and grab it. Now, face the wall and press the Interact Button to remove the pole from the cable housing.
Jump back down to the open area you jump climbed up from and crawl through the hole in the corner closest to the elevator. Use the anchor ring underneath the wooden elevator to Grapple swing across the gap and then leap up to the ledge on the right and then across to the next ledge. Shimmy around the corner, climb up the handholds and then over to the other side. Drop down and shimmy around until you're opposite a wall. Stand up on the ledge and wall jump upwards. Once you're safe, turn and fire the Grapple at the Grapple ring and tug on it to free the cable. Now follow the steps in the section "Bhogavati Elevator Puzzle" below to get back to the entrance.
Once you have figured out how to get the rope cables free, go back to the wooden elevator and pull the central level to activate the mechanism. The wooden elevator will fail and the elevator goes crashing to the bottom of the shaft. Once the Situational Adrenaline kicks in, fire Lara's Grapple and latch onto something. If you survive, just rappel to the bottom of the shaft.
The Bhogavati Elevator Puzzle
Jump across from the platform to the first pillar and then onto the broken beam. Jump down and shimmy around to the right and then onto the next beam. Leap from the end of the beam to the top of the next pillar, jump over to the ledge and then move left to reach safety.
Coastal Thailand Level 5
As this section of the Tomb Raider Underworld walkthrough for PC begins, you will need to jump down, deal with the deadly Naga and then go down the stairs to the right or left (it doesn't matter). Just follow the path until you come to a pit below an anchor ring and use your grapple to rappel to the bottom of the shaft.
After your feet are safely on the ground, you need to reach the stairs at the other end of the passage. To do this you need to find a way to get over the closed gate that is blocking your way. Follow the steps below in the section entitled "Norse Gateway Solution" to get past the gate. Once you have made it through, go up the stairs and you'll come out into a very large and open space.
Norse Gateway Solution
While the gate is firmly locked, it only blocks the lower half of the corridor. Examine the wall to your left for a set of climbable holds in the wall. Jump up to the ledge and then stand up on it to reach the ledge above. Once there, jump up to the third ledge, shimmy to the left and then jump across the hall to the beam. Move left to the other side of the beam and then stand up and jump across to the opposite beam. Walk along to the end and then diagonally jump across the room again. Just repeat this until you reach the end beam on the right. Spring from there to the top of the gate and then descend using the hand holds located on the other side.
Coastal Thailand Level 6
Make sure to look around for the health packs that are scattered around this level. You'll need to first take care of all the lizards hanging around the shadows of this level and then head to the far left corner of this area. Once you're there, wall climb up and to the right and then jump over to the platform on the right. Follow the instructions in the section entitled "Shiva's 1st Palm Gem" below.
Now that you have the first gemstone, attach the Grapple to the gemstone housing and rappel down to the room below. Jump down over the right edge and then jump right. Just climb and jump all the way to the ground.
Shiva's 1st Palm Gem
Move over to the dark corner on the left and wall jump up to the ledge above. Shimmy to the right and then jump across to the platform. Go left and jump down and hang from the platform and then jump left to the other side of the pillar. Climb up the same pillar and then shimmy around to the right and jump up on top of it. Grapple-swing over to the gemstone and pick it up.
Coastal Thailand Level 7
As Coastal Thailand Level 7 begins in Tomb Raider Underworld, you will need to run over to the far steps and climb up the wall. At this time refer to the section below entitled "Shiva's 2nd Palm Gem". Once you have the 2nd gem, rappel down to the room below and go through.
Just follow the passageway around and then Grapple swing across the pit that's in your way. Keep going until you reach a second pit. Ascend the horizontal pole and stand on it to reach the ledge above. Leap across to the left and then pull yourself up onto the platform and grab the health pack. Turn around and face the passageway you just came from. Swing across two poles and then Grapple swing across the pit. Now, head up the stairway to reach the Tower Room.
Shiva's 2nd Palm Gem
Travel left around the corner and jump onto the beam. Leap onto the ledge on the pillar on the left and then across to the ledge opposite. Stand up and then jump up on top of the pillar you just came from. Once your here, jump up to grab the second gem stone. Removing this gem stone will open the gate directly below.
Coastal Thailand Level 8
Beginning the Coastal Thailand Level 8 in Tomb Raider Underworld, climb up on the low platform in front of the tower and then up onto the ledge and then move around to the left. Stand up and leap on top of the first pillar and then onto the second one. Jump over to the ledge on the tower, move left, and then drop down and shimmy along as far left as you can go. Stand up straight and wall jump up to the next level. Head right and grab the health pack. Jump down to the ledge below and then to the ledge below that. Make your way to the right and stand on the broken beam. Leap over to the opposite ledge and then shimmy left until you're hanging onto the ledge next to the tower and then drop down to the ledge below. Leap across the beam opposite and move along it and then jump across to the beam on the right. Leap across to a perch on the square pillar and then work your way to the ledge on the left. Once you reach the end, jump up to the horizontal pole and swing around it, to reach the ledge on your left. Just climb all the way up to the stairs on your left. Now, follow the steps in the section below entitled "Tower Climb" to reach the top of this area.
The Tower Climb
Once you're at the top of the stairs, jump up to the opposite ledge. Shimmy right and then jump across to the opposite platform. Go around to the right and then climb up onto the low ledge on the far wall. Leap right from there and work your way along to the beam. Once you're standing on the end of the beam, jump up and go around the left side of the pillar. Spring backwards and perch on the top of the pillar and then leap to the next square pillar. Now, just climb onto the broken beam and leap across to the path.
Coastal Thailand Level 9
Step onto the scale platform to lower the arm of the Shiva stature. Run all the way up the steps on the left and use the Interact Button to place the gemstone in the empty setting. Now, go back down and stand on the second scale platform to raise the arms of the Shiva Statue to the right height. Attach the Grapple to the ring above the chasm to lower the Grapple point.
Rappel down to the bottom and then run across and attach the Grapple to the corresponding Grapple point on the other side before climbing up the Grapple line to the top. Drag the cage in the far corner over and place it next to the scale platform. Run up the steps and climb up the pillar. Swing along the third horizontal pole to lower the statue's left arm and then as quick as you can jump down and push the cage under the platform. Head back up the stairs and insert the gemstone and then run back down and pull the cage out from under the platform.
After you put both gemstones in place, there should be two beams of light shining from the palms of the Shiva statue. Attach the Grapple to the Grapple ring and rappel down to the courtyard. Push the right statue (if you're facing the Kali statue) all the way around the semi-circle in an anti-clockwise direction to position so that her mirrored fan catches the sunlight. Just do the same thing with the other statue and the second beam of light to open a door underneath the Kali statue. Run down the underground path and through the exit.
Coastal Thailand Level 10
As you begin this section of the Tomb Raider Underworld walkthrough, pull the Naga statue over using your Grapple and then jump down to the bottom ledge of the pit. Now, drop and quickly fire your Grapple so that you don't fall and die and then swing and drop from the Grapple. Walk up to the door and slide it to the left to enter the Map Room. Move to the central platform and jump down the other side after the cut scene. Push the glowing blue stone and move it right as far as it will go. Leap to the platform on the left and use the high anchor ring on the side of the bridge to Grapple-run across the gap to the outer walkway. Pull the blue stone back backwards a little so that you can step around the outside of this outer walkway. Now, move over to the other side of the blue stone and push is as far as it will go and then grapple-run back across to the central pivot point from this side of the stone block. Go left and move the stone to the right and then climb up to the top and leave.
Coastal Thailand Level 11
Grapple-run across the wall to your right. Then jump off to the left and then climb up the two narrow ledges on the left and jump left to the horizontal pole. Your weight should automatically lower the bar and open the exit door for you. Once the underwater door opens jump into the water and swim down through the exit. You don't have your handy diving equipment, so make sure to keep an eye on the breathing gauge on the left.
Swim down the first tunnel and head up towards the light where you can get some air. Now, dive down deep and keep going until you see a gold key shining at the end of the tunnel. Grab hold and open the door and then swim towards the light and then over to the boat once you reach the clear ocean waters. This completes the Coastal Thailand section of the Tomb Raider Underworld walkthrough. Be sure to read the next section walkthrough article on the Croft Manor and Southern Mexico levels.
- Screenshots created by Sheila Robinson.