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Wat Plai Laem

Nr Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 65 Attractions in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Nice and peaceful temple in Samui. Samui's a small island so you could easily fit a visit to this place in a day trip on a group tour or on a motorcycle. The temple depicted Thai life and Buddhism perfectly.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've never been here before, but it was so cool. A really spiritual place - with the monks, and the sounds of the bells chiming, and the monks chanting. You can go and feed the giant fish in the big lake, plus you can be blessed by a monk. I only had a flying visit, but found the place stunning.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very fascinating temple designs,very elegant and colorful..Enjoyed the place pretty much and the view from here.........

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The temple and statues were interesting and different from the traditional style statues of Buddha... their designs were detail in nature and the use of various figures, characters and colors clearly reflected the blend of several cultures and rituals. We visited the place in the morning and the sunny view of the place was superb. But it was really hot... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It wasn't planned for us to visit this place, we just went there as someone told us that it is just couple of km from Big Buddha ( where we were already at). But this temple is very nice with several small temples and some big statues of Buddha . The fish feeding experience was also nice . It is... More

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A nice attraction in Koh Samui. A beautiful Wat that definitely worths a visit with a unique attraction for kids - to feed the humongous fish (we spotted a turtle as well) using the food provided (In exchange to a 10 THB coin). Highly recommended. If it's a sunny day, it's getting pretty hot, so be prepared and plan accordingly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Cultural hotspot, make sure you feed the fish (the thousands of them!!!) and buy an offering for Buddha. We were given good luck by a monk there who asked us to repeat after him thus proving my knowledge of the thai language to be dreadful, but all in all it was a lovely experience and amazing that these places are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

love it! tranquil setting, a fantastic thing to visit on the island! nice in the evening, just a really nice place to have a wander around and get a feel of the real thailand. the water surrounding the buddhas is full of fish its amazing, must visit if youre on koh samui! take an hour from your day to visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not as popular as Big Buddha but its as good and walking distance from it so you can cover both in a couple of hours. Very bright and colourful but not as well maintained/cleaned. Still worth a visit though

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DURBAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Such tranquil gardens, each building surrounded by lakes. Beautiful ornate buildings and lovely to listen to the chanting of the monks during their prayers. Beautiful solitude and definitely worth a visit.

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