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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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  • also i recommend this ativity on the morning early for the tourist problem to many.. lot of temple to visit nice leak to very interesting place. 
  • We missed the turning the first time we tried to visit this temple, but were glad we tried again. The parking was easy in our hire car. The buildings and statues are set out over a lake, and are very ...  more »
  • Perhaps one of the best Temple complexes on the island, though modern replica. is located next to a Buddha, but there is something to see. You can feed the fishes and turtles. entrance is free
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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