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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  • loved this place, several temples on a pond that is full of big catfish and CARP. many colors, many sculptures... we can see behind the funeral home, we feel that it is a true place of worship. The only downside is missing a coffee.
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  • Amazing temple ! This is the first what you can see when you landing on Ko Samui !!! Very beautiful! It's free to come in and very close to this temple is another one.  more »
  • the temple was surrounded by water(lake) . There were lot and different kind of fishes and turtle in the water. the temple was very peaceful and quite at afternoon.  more »
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  • Worth a visit! Less commercial than the big Buddha... nice location too! Beautiful Temples surrounded by water.... About a kilometer from Big Buddha.
  • Probably the best landmark in Samui Island. Its on a lake, which makes it particularly interesting. You might see some catfish in the lake, cocks and the usual suspects, cats&dogs around the temple. Totally recommended.
  • Very beautiful place with lovely atmosphere and many beautiful temples and sculptures.
  • Nice and quiet place. Pay attention to dress code!
  • Very nice place to visiting when you come this ko saumi Island don't miss this place...

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