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Wat Plai Laem

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Address: Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Very pretty temple. Worth a visit while in Koh Samui. We enjoyed walking around and taking some great photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sarah K
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pretty temple. Worth a visit while in Koh Samui. We enjoyed walking around and taking some great photos.

Thank Sarah K
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really the only place that you will definitely like on the island. A couple beautiful buildings and statutes to see and to make photos with. Although they were build in 2004 they look like something ancient and wonderful. Goddess of abundance is quite big and impressive. I liked it more than the Big Buddah Temple, although the latter... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice colorful temple with lot of statues and its quite close to bigh buddha .Small shops to buy and eat around Worth a visit

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not a novel sight after the first two days. Most of the grand heritage buildings, temples in and around Koh Samuii take after a pattern. Large, tiered buildings, ornamental arches, and stunning murals and carvings, most revolving around either the stories of Lord Buddha or the Hindu scriptures. But even then the Wat Plai Laem impresses. Built close... More 

Thank Mazahir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted this from the top of the Big Buddha and found our way there a few days later. Hands down the favourite temple site from our time in Thailand so far. Such a peaceful and beautiful area, you really feel calm the second you enter. So many little areas to explore and a little coffee shop on the driveway... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this place almost every time I have been to the island. It is a peaceful place for reflection.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a treat to visit the lovely Buddha Temple compound a while back,in the middle of the temple lake the tiled bridges to the 18 armed goddess Guanyin ( goddess of mercy & compassion and the gaint white laughing Buddha and other temples there .

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Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved it here... we went as the sun was going down and it was serene and beautiful... the statues are amazing...the monks were singing in the temple with locals when we were there and that only added to the awesome atmosphere...make sure you cover up before entering so as not to offend...definitely a feel good place to experience....

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow pretty cool place! If you want to take in the culture this is a must. They keep this place up beautifully! FYI have respect...no booty shorts or revealing clothing also this place is free leave a donation

Thank twinter65
Surat Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there 2 months ago. It's good to see a different kind of Idol Buddha. If you finish to see Big Buddha, you just drive along the road around 3 Kilometres. You can see a huge Chinese Buddha.

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