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Wat Plai Laem

Nr Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 63 attractions in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

A very interesting Wat but go early if possible as it can get very hot later on in the day. Well worth a visit though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Good experience, saw munk teaching kids - good insight, and less turistic compared with the Big Buddha. Said to be one of the better temples on Koh Samui. Miss some english translations on site, so recommend some homework before visiting unless guided tour.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Wat Plai Laem was stunning group of temples and religious buildings with free entrance to the area. We found it's much better than the more hyped Big Buddha, so one could even say Wat Plai Laem is an underestimated sight at Samui (although there still are many tourists). We visited a bit before sunset, and the buildings looked magnificient in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We couldn't get in at 5am (well, we wouldn't... we were on honeymoon, waking at 3-4am was not an option!) so we couldn't experience the real beautiful moments that people sometimes mention, but it was just amazing all the same. We donated food and medicine to the monks, we bought some chicken/fish food and let the birds eat from our... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Worth a visit! Many buildings to see, all beautifully maintained. Took great photos here, better than the Big Buddha Temple

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a stunning temple with many interesting parts to see. If you only have time to see one temple, I would recommend this one over the Big Buddha. If you can manage it, very early morning is the best time to go - the monks are out at 5:00am collecting 'alms' - food offerings from local people. It is... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This temple is a must when visiting the Island. The statues and symbols of Buddha are a must see. Very peaceful location and a great attraction

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Not as touristy as Big Buddah - much more spiritual and peaceful. If you are only going to visit one, go here.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

In 23, April, 2014 I visit this place at 5 pm in evening no more tourist This place you can feed the fish, take a picture (recommend time to visit maybe 08:30 - 10:00 am and 04:30 - 06:30 pm)

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nice to visit is as not many temples will charm you after visiting Bangkok temples. Different and with its own charm but can Access the main pavillion.

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