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Wat Plai Laem

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Address: Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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We found the Wat down a small lane and although this is quite a famous Wat we weren't expecting it to be so nice. We actually had to make our choice of Wat to go to should we die... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Janine P
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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the Wat down a small lane and although this is quite a famous Wat we weren't expecting it to be so nice. We actually had to make our choice of Wat to go to should we die in Thailand when we made our wills here so I am so glad that we chose this Wat!!

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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple lies a bit of the beaten path, and seems to be visited mostly by tourists with an island tour. When you visit on your own, go early in the morning. Almost no people and not to hot. Two big statues steal the show, the laughing Buddha and Guanyin with 18 arms. Most of the buildings are in excellent... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have limited time for temple sites in Samui then pick this temple . It's a 10min walk from the famous big Buddha temple but in my opinion much better . Firstly , there is much less tourist and more to see . There is 3 main shrine beautifully decked and also the man made pond filled with huge... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, but just another temple for tourists to visit. If you have seen one, you have seen them all I guess.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When on the island, one needs to visit this religious site. Great for photos and a peaceful place to commune with nature. No pressure to hurry through the area like other temples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a vast site with plenty of temples to see. The colors are brilliant, views picturesque and people friendly. Just be careful where you go in your shoes.

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Thank Andaleeb R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here by ourselves but it seems most people go on a tour. We went in the morning when it was quite and it was very nice! Definitely worth a trip if on the island. Definitely get some fish food and throw into lake, you'll be amazed how many fish they actually are.

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's peaceful, beautiful and you can feed fishes. Enough space to have fun for kids, especially they are happy to feed fishes and pigeons.

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Valencian Country, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

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.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

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 impressive. It is a temple complex, so wear appropriate clothing, and be prepared to take your shoes off. It is... More 

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