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Wat Plai Laem

Address: Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 49 Attractions in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went too late and it was really eary, everywhere was dark as temples aren't lit up. Grounds were over run by stray dogs and cats. We were actually surrounded by them at one point which could have ended badly if it wasn't for our quick thinking driver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Was visiting this temple on one of my rainy days in Koh Samui. Defently worth seeing, and as a backpacker I was glad to find it was for free.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This small but absolutely stunning temple is located just a hop and a skip away from the famous Big Buddha in Koh Samui - however this whole temple complex is far less touristic and so a slow serene walk through the area is full of great photo opportunities and moments of reflection. The big lake is full of Koi Fish... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went here on a tour. Beautiful temple and definitely worth seeing. It's free to walk around, and you will get some amazing photos

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you see one temple on Koh Samui then this should be it. Amazing colourful and modern too - a working temple supporting monks and a local school

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a great place for a calming relaxing walk. I took the go-slow approach on the baking hot day I went. Each temple, statue and artefact is peppered with vibrate colour and intricate detail that deserves time to appreciate. Don't go if you're in a rush as rushing does not suit the ambience of this tranquil place. There are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a pretty temple but not as amazing as some in Bangkok. It is worth visiting if you come to Thailand only in Samui but if you go to Bangkok too you should wait to see temple there.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Nice and colorful temples with three giant buddha statues - work of art.We spent a good 30 minutes of photography around the lake and watching cat fish and karp in the pond. Kids would love feeding them. Shoes off is a must when entering the temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Three magnificent works of art that were stunning. We went with our 3 year old who took immense delight in buying the fish food and feeding the hundreds of catfish as you cross the bridge. She absolutely loved it here and didn't want to leave. Beautiful.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Colourful temple. We spent ard half an hour here. Calm and peaceful experience.. remove your shoes before you enter the temple....

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