Wat Plai Laem, Plai Laem

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 Plai Laem vacation plans using our Plai Laem holiday site .
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  • A must see, difficult to give it the maximum score but a visit I recommend it to everyone.
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  • Pleasant mythical place near Big Buddha. A few buildings and sculptures on the banks of the water area, parking no problem, but it is better to visit in the morning, because there are not so many people.
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  • Do not resort to capital Bangkok Inn Bangkok to Koh Samui had no less stunning temples. The temple is another pleasure to see in a resort's
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  • Interesting temple. Filled with tourists though. Recommend visiting early in the morning to avoid. Worth buying some of the fish food on sale. So many fish.
  • Very large beautiful temple complex, nicely built and preserved. Feeding the fishes in the lake was great experience for kids. We did long stroll around all three huge statues and studied the buddha life story in the middle temple. Toilets are clean, plenty of parking space. You can buy food for fish there locally.
  • Interesting praying spot. Beautiful and Grand statue. Laughing Buddha, Kwan In and Siddhartha. Lake full of Dishes. Don't forget to bring some bread to feed the fishes. They just pack of them.
  • What a cool temple complex! As others have said, this is a better visit than the big Buddha and completely free other than optional donations. Highly recommended.
  • The temple and surrounding area is a great place to visit and stroll around. Dress respectfully, cover your shoulders and knees. It comparison to the Big Buddha statue, which is closed after 6pm, you can visit this temple in the evening.
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