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Address: Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Aside from the beach, there's not a lot to do on Ko Samui. So, do visit a couple of the temples there, you should find them a good retreat from all the water activities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The temples and statutes are really awesome to look at. Even the lake has humongous catfish in it! It is quite a serene place. I prefer this to Big Buddha.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the beach, there's not a lot to do on Ko Samui. So, do visit a couple of the temples there, you should find them a good retreat from all the water activities.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent Wat has been renovated and new parts added recently, and is one of the best examples on the island. There are some strange sculptures which some find grotesque, but others find interesting beyond the fish ponds surrounding the central Wat.

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some amazing statues and temples at this site. Missed turn off as a bit off the main road but definitely worth finding. Tip buy a plate of fish food 🐟

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited these temples 2 weeks ago. Very colourful and interesting. Walked to these from the Big Buddha temple which we got a taxi to from our resort. This place is about a 10 min walk from Big Buddha Temple and very easy to find. Free entry and great for the photos. Adhere to the dress code which mainly applies to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most surreal and fascinating place I have ever visited in Thailand. The peace and serenity absolutely blows your mind! The shrines and temples are magnificently built and take your breath away. Do: Go by scooter Take appropriate clothing - shawls etc to cover arms and shoulders and knee length shorts Feed the fish(10 baht for food) Don't:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decorations and the sculptures of the gods were very grand and has lots of find details. Even though it's relatively new compared to other temples in Thailand, it's definitely a must-visit in Samui area. Just note that ladies cannot wear sleeveless tops into the temple. Remember to bring a shawl to wrap up if you are wearing sleeveless tops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot to see, it is best to bundle with Big Buddha visit. These are the places you want to see to get to know the Thailand

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice temple with very big colorful statues of different kinds of Buddha. The place is very relaxing and peaceful near a small lake. Worth a visit. Highly recommended (!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a rainy day when there were only a handful of visitors and we really enjoyed the colourful statues. It is a quick walk from Big Buddha, and there were taxis available when we wanted to leave. Just a note: unlike Big Buddha, there were no shawls to borrow here, so it is up to guests be respectful... More 

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