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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 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing place with many different types of Buddha from around Asia. There is also a lake surrounding the temple. Worth to go have a peaceful day. Do some donation for monks when your there.

Thank Traveltoremember
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful spot. Unlike some of the other temples this has many viewpoints and many sites. The colors and the details are phenomenal. This was walking distance from Big Buddha and I finished with this site and I surely saved the best for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highest points of our tour in Koh Samui. It was stunning, with an amazing temple and impressive statues to take great pictures. You can also feed the fish :)

Thank SabrinaCarmona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly like most things Thai structures the temples are not very well maintained but it’s still a great place to visit. Feeding the fish was great fun. The temples are very decorative and a spectacle to be hold. It cost nothing and you can add...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Wat Plai Laem Temple during the cooler and quieter month of November. In my opinion this temple is more impressive than the Big Buddha Statue. It comprises of a few statues in between the main temple where offerings are made and often...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous place - beautiful temple - visited 3 days before the king's funeral while they were in preparation. a number of the monks came and spoke to us about what was happening and we felt very privileged . Loved it

1  Thank katdel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is Big Buddha, also impressive, but this is the most beautiful and biggest collection of sites to visit with amazing photography opportunities. Sure, it can be crowded, but take your time to walk around and look at the details in all the structures. Truly...More

Thank DavidReilly78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Buddhist statue is different from many others as it is: a. in a "Chinese style, and b. is a goddess. It is located quite close to the very well known "Big Buddha". Its eighteen (18) arms are THE distinguishing feature. The "Temple compound" also...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Wat Plai Laem look really amazing and stunning a lot of hard work and delicate of decoration we went there to visit really enjoyable of our time fully a lot of delighted.

Thank NamFahBluewaterworld
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Wat Plai Laem is one of the most tourist attractions in Koh Samui. This temple complex is beautiful and colorful with a lot of buildings and spectacular statues of Guan Yin and Phra Maha Katchana. This place is suitable for all ages and also the...More

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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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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
Naceam A
25 December 2014|
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.