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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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  • It is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples on the island, impresses with its unique architecture. Favorite place to visit for tourists.
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  • Beautiful temples in a beautiful environment, water is present and the place calls for silence and contemplation. I recommend this place very easy to access.
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  • Large statues of Lady Monkeys and a lucky Buddha quite modern, surrounded by water. Artistic and more impressive however many temples in Bangkok and the North were steel industry
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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