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Address: Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand

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Beautiful area of different temples on a small lake !

Worth the trip !!! probably the most beautiful temple in Samui in my opinion... Feed the fishes and chill around for an hour it's a good place for families too !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip !!! probably the most beautiful temple in Samui in my opinion... Feed the fishes and chill around for an hour it's a good place for families too !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Only a short distance past Big Buddha on Hwy 4171 it is a large complex with plenty of free parking. In addition to the colourful temple they also have a couple of statues, all on platforms built on the lake. The colours and designs are almost unlimited and this is definitely worth a visit. Due to the size and number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This temple is not far from the Big Buddha Temple, but way less crowded. There were almost no people around when we visited. I did enjoy the peace and quiet compared to the crowds at Big Buddha. I loved the vibrant colours of this temple. It is suited in the middle of a large lake and it feels like you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

i m so happy to be visiting wat plaileam . so peaceful palace . Amazing wat temple i recommend to all human who went to samui .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I loved the colourful temples and statues. A very kitschy place, but definitely one of the must sees in Koh Samui.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stopped here on a day trip around the island. The temples are beautiful, it is a great opportunity to take some stunning photographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Don't miss out on this place if you are on Koh Samui. The temples, laughing Buddha and 18 armed statues are enormous, intricate and incrediby colourfull. Its great fun feeding the masses of fish also. Really don't miss out on the photo opportunities at this place. It is amazing. (Very close to the Big Buddha in the direction of Choeng... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Was just a few minutes walk from our accommodation. Not too busy. Beautiful temples and heard a monk chanting. Bought some fish food for twenty pence and fed the fish and turtles. Would recommend. They even have a coffee shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As many reviewers have said, this is within 5 minutes of the Big Buddha and in many ways much nicer as there are a number of buildings/temples on the grounds. There was a wedding while I was there, a non-Asian couple, so I was able to hear the chanting and see some of the rituals. There is also a pond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Wat Plai Laem is close to the Big Buddha Temple and you can visit both in a single trip. The smiling Buddha and the Guanyin statues are amazing! My kids had a lot of feeding the fishes and turtles on the lake that surrounds the temple. The catfishes are huge! Highly recommended!

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