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Wat Plai Laem, Ko Samui

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • In our previous visit to Ko Samui, we stayed close to this temple. At the time there was a festival on and markets servicing worshiping locals surrounded the Wat. Celebrations went on into the early h...  read more »
  • Perfectly done ensemble of temples and religious statues amid stunning landscape design.
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  • very beautiful temple that is worth trying d so much more that it is not very far from Big Buddha but less publicized! I n knows not why but for me much more interesting than Big, to visit in serenity, here not déchoppes many tourists, plan d water and the various temples are absolutely beautiful, the entrance is free, women must have covered shoulders, a moment of happiness and meditation
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  • 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.
  • A nice area with statues of all the Buddha, but it all looked so commercial, like it was built just for tourists rather than having any significance to the locals.
  • I like this temple more than the Big Buddha. There are various attractions on site.
  • Beautiful quiet place. Unlike the Big Buddha there are few tourists.
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