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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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  • Very special Temple om kph samui, it has both chinese temple and thai temple its an must visit very beutifull.  more »
  • This beautiful temple complex is nicer than the big Buddha Temple, so I strongly recommend to include it before visiting the big Buddha. In addition, they are both quite near, so it only takes minutes...  more »
  • This is one place that you should see if you are on Samui and have transport to get there. Many people head for the Big Buddha, this place is so close to that attraction and is so extraordinary. It is...  more »
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  • A great journey into a new level. The Buddhist mantras that come from the temple speakers combined with colorful and beautiful statues and temple buildings really are something unique. Skip the Big Buddha and visit this one (or check out this first).
  • A short walk of no more than 10 minutes from Big Buddha are another group of stunning temples. The detail and intricacy of the buildings and statues is amazing. Well worth the extra steps to see these temples and you could see it all in about 30 minutes maximum.
  • A very well built and a well maintained temple complex that is a wonderful tourist attraction for those who are roaming around the island on the small scooters.
  • Can't entry to temple interior due to flood (middle of Jan), compound still open to public, able to catch some photos. Main structure are beautiful, statue are so so.
  • The most interesting and photogenic place on Koh Samui. Better then Big Buddha. Quite hidden and difficult to find.