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Wat Plai Laem

Nr Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 66 Attractions in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's defiitely worth a stop! Here you will find three things: a big smiling buddha, a temple in the middle and then another buddha with a lot of arms to your right. The location near the sea is lovely and definitely makes a good photo opportunity. You can also buy some pellets and feed them to the fish in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very interesting and well looked after sight. Two huge buddhas are cool. Calm atmosphere and serene location near the mountains and sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If Big Budha and being rated #2, this attraction shud be co-rated as #2. This Wat is just around the corner when you have visited Big Budha by his name.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There's not much to choose from, if you are looking for Buddhist temples on Samui. This is the best by far. Comprising a cluster of brightly decorated temples and statues, in a tranquil lakeside setting, this peaceful and uncluttered complex requires far more than the 45 minutes that our tour guide offered, to do it justice . Should we return... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had hired a car for the day so decided to stop here. Quite nice to visit but wouldn't make a special trip just to go. Enjoyed here more than the big Buddha.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived about 10.30am and were surprised to find it quite quiet. Having read on here about feeding the fishes, donating roof tiles, donating buckets to the monks etc we set about trying to do all these things. I think some things were lost in translation but there was one man who was very patient with the children and helped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Yes, it's a busy tourist spot, but it's worth the visit. The statues are beautifully built and very detailed. Just ignore the crowds and look at all the details and designs. Bring a camera and just take your time walking around.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is certainly worth a visit, maybe more than the big Buddha, though the latter is less touristic. The Wat is divided in two buildings, both worth visiting inside. In particular the smaller one has very nice murals (same style as the Royal Palace in Bangkok) that are worth looking at. Do not forget to spend some time on the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Not far from Big Buddha is Wat Plai Laem, a collection of Buddhist Temples and great colourful statues. a lovely place to visit, there you can buy a bucket full of fish feed and feed the thousands of fish that are in the lake there, also a few small souvenir shops all to do with Buddha

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