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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 2 days ago

We visited here and Big Buddha at the same time because they were nearby. Both are beautiful but the temple is more beautiful.

Thank losegunkim
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful Buddhas, gorgeous buildings, definitely one of my favourite places to visit. You will need more than 30mins to walk around to appreciate it.

Thank Troy R
Reviewed 3 days ago

In all the years I've been visiting Wat Plai Laem, it still remains an oasis of calm. The structures are gorgeous and the grounds well kept. Only a few tourists stop in so there is plenty of space to wander or stop to contemplate (if...More

Thank PrincessInTransit
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon's sightseeing at this temple. We walked from the Big Buddha which took around 10 mins. There is no entry fee and you can also feed the fish for 10b. There are places where you can have a cold drink or...More

1  Thank WeeEileen
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little walk from " Big Buddha" this place is awesome the Wat itself and the surrounding water body house lots of fishes and turtles, many locals are feeding the fish I suppose this is also a part of the ritual. Overall an excellent and...More

Thank Raks82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pramaha Yaruek of Wat Plai Laem speaks English and he was very friendly to us. They admit foreingers men and women for a retreat in the Wat and he was very kind to let pray and meditate in one of their temples closed to general...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a must visit while staying in Samui. You can combine the visit with the Big Buddha Samui as it is very closed by. Go either early morning to see the locals paying respect and making merit or early evening.

Thank London D D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually prefer it here to the Big Buddha, less commercial aspects and the temples and statues are much more impressive.

Thank spendleb48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as part of a privately arranged Island Tour. What a place. Absolutely stunning place. It was quite busy as you would expect but worth a good 30-60 minutes walking around and taking in the views and taking plenty of pictures.

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my visit to this lovely place. There are actually several buildings with beautiful scenery beside a lake. You could not image that this is within a city, it is so peaceful. I loved all the temple cats and dogs, chickens, frogs, ducks, and...More

Thank Gnat100
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linda n
11 March 2017|
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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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