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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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  • A pleasant place. Silence, serenity. Every time we arrive on Ko Samui, necessarily visit here. Very nice wander barefoot, feed the catfish and turtles. Atmospheric.
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  • Visited on a rainy day and it is worth checking out. Doesn't take long to walk round and good spot to take photos.  more »
  • Visit here on a very rainy day but lots more temples to see and worth a visit, would have like to go back on a sunny day as there was a lake that you could go on as well.  more »
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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