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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  • This was the first stop on our "Eco Tour" Wat Plai Laem is a Buddhist temple compound on Samui's north-east coast featuring ,a striking white 18-arm image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassi...  more »
  • Gorgeous temples, well kept. Always have to take your shoes off when entering the temples and arms covered! Seeing all the temples were great, didn't appreciate them as much as it just gets very overc...  more »
  • In part, strayed into here. Really a beautiful temple and it is enough to pidemmaksikin time, but we'll link here was a quick 15-minute round. Please be respectful to dress or not wearing shorts/minihameita and shoulders covered
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  • Amazing temple! A must see if you visit Samui. I would say that it’s better then the Big Buddha on the little island.
  • 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.
  • Nice and quiet place. Pay attention to dress code!
  • Very beautiful place with lovely atmosphere and many beautiful temples and sculptures.

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