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Wat Plai Laem

Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and complex place to visit. This temple is more quiet compared Big Buddha as not many people consider to visit this place. Theres some a “dress rules” when you want to visit this temple, but unfortunately many of visitors showed disrespectful and just...More

Thank Sylvia S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Temple complex to visit while driving around the island, very colourfull buildings and Buddha's. Something different from the other Temples.

Thank dennis d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit and take photos. 3 different temples in the lake which are very beautiful and nice . No ticket for entry .

Thank rezaakk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dress appropriately as this is a true local temple. stunning images and a peaceful feeling that cannot be denied :)

Thank HeartsOnAWildRide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a gentle 10 minute walk from Big Buddha, Wat Plai Laem is one of the most beautiful temples we saw in Thailand. It's truly exquisite with a very spiritual feeling. (And that's coming from one of the least religious people on the planet.) Be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wat Plai Laem is a wonderful set of temples surrounded by pools of water that are filled with catfish. The obvious highlights, however, are the truly massive statues of a happy Buddha and the goddess Guanyin. We loved these temples and had to tear ourselves...More

Thank Gerald K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I strolled around for hours, there’s so much to look at! Everything is so well kept and beautiful. We arrived as they were feeding the pond of catfish too which was really cool to watch.

Thank Morgan L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a pretty hot day and walking around was uncomfortable at times but the temple is absolutely stunning. I loved it and would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area. Make sure you wear appropriate clothes though.

Thank reacole
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a modern temple in the north of Ko Samui, not too far away from the Big Buddha. I did both in one day with a scooter. This is a great, peaceful place. Recommendation is to go early in the morning - there was...More

Thank Kerstin T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a tour of the Island - it was pleasant but there was limited information available about the temples (we were let down by the tour company so had no tour guide). Later in the holiday, in Bangkok, we saw some magnificent temples,...More

Thank CheekyLondon
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linda n
11 March 2017|
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Response from taska222 | Reviewed this property |
At this atraction you will spend around 30-60 minutes,it depends how much would you be into it.
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paulednicholson
7 June 2016|
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Response from ch0kdee | Reviewed this property |
It's always best to dress modestly according to Thai expectations when visiting a temple. Females can pack a sarong to put over shorts. Some temples have items available to purchase or borrow. It's considered rude in... More
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Naceam A
25 December 2014|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
I would not expect to find lockers at any Temples, or even most venues, for storing luggage or bags. Leave at your hotel.
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