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. Make Wat Plai Laem a part of your Bophut vacation plans using our Bophut holiday site .
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  • Samui quarter will come to visit WAT Plai Laem. A statue of Guanyin large blender. Laughing Buddha Temple medium was very beautiful.
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  • We got up early to take in a visit to Wait Plai Laem temple - we had heard that it becomes very crowded during the day On arrival 6.45am monks were walking to the temple to start their day - no other ...  more »
  • Very nice and well maintained facility. Everything is free, so no entrance fee. Free toilets. The plant is not so crowded such as big Buddha. The temple is absolutely worth visiting :-) by its location on the water seems so idyllic and quiet. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Fantastic, very colorful and beautifully architectured temple with various buildings in and around a lake full of fish and turtles. Amazing roof architecture. Abundant golden decor. Lovely paintings inside. Really worth the visit!
  • Very beautiful place with lot of amazing viewpoints. You need to prepare your wear if you want to go inside the temples. Better move here afternoon, cause there are lot of tourists.
  • My absolute favorite place on the island! Buy some food at the vending machine the fish and turtles for 10b, and you just relax be there all day. Beautiful architecture and coloring, looks great in photos at any time of the day!
  • One of the best temples in Ko Samui island. Free enter, but have to wear long clothes as it’s in each temple in Thailand or some other countries
  • A beautiful shrine to buddah and shivah. It was alot of fun in to explore for an hour.
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