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Wat Plai Laem, Ko Samui
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At Wat Plai Laem, a modern Buddhist temple, admire the statues--one an 18-armed image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, the other of Budai, the laughing Buddha. Though the temple was constructed recently, it incorporates traditional Chinese and Thai elements into its design. Enjoy a tranquil stroll among the colorful idols, ornate architecture, and riverside scenery. To visit Wat Plai Laem and get the most from your holiday in Bophut, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bophut vacation route planner.
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  • Its beautiful. 3 different temples all within this compound. Its free to wander round but best respectful and women must cover arms and legs. 
  • We went there to pass the time... and we enjoyed it very much. several things to see. a new temple under construction... with bamboo scaffolding. for a donation, your brick will be part of the construction. There monks on the spot, to feed fish, small tables under the trees to arise out of the Sun. There is a school on-site, we got there at the exit of the courses, what a pleasure to see students in uniform play on the lawns. a place where it feels good.
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  • Visited this beautiful place. Unusual Temple affecting their size. In ponds full of fish. I advise you to buy fodder and feed. Fish straight water pushes.))
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  • Amazing! This was the highlight place to see on Koh Samui (in my opinion, better that Big Buddha). Was beautiful and make sure to feed the fish while you are there. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes are to be taken off so wear something easy to slip on and off. Must visit!
  • Great place to see on the way to big Buddha. It is fun to stop and see as you continue to travel around the island.
  • It's a very colourful place with big Buddha statues, great to see and experience. Very colourful and tidy, but not the place around, it's rather dirty and a big construction side next to it, so it's not that easy to find the way out if you're with a car. Otherwise a nice place and definetely worth a visit.
  • My favorite temple and the nicest I have seen in Thailand. There are two impressive oversized statues and a nice Temple surrounded by a lake. Admission is free.
  • Incredible experience! Its a must see