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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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Amazing Wat on Koh Samui

Great temple on Samui. Good to visit, usually very quiet with out the crowds that you get at Big Buddha just down the road. Next time in Samui give it a go for a good experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great temple on Samui. Good to visit, usually very quiet with out the crowds that you get at Big Buddha just down the road. Next time in Samui give it a go for a good experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We preferred this temple to the Big Buddha as there was much more to it. The frescoes were brightly painted and the architecture ornate. We enjoyed feeding the catfish and turtles in the water around the buildings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This site is fairly recent and not as impressive as temples in Chiang Mai or Bangkok, very far from it. So unless you're only planning on staying in Samui, I would suggest you skip this temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We rented a 2 wheeler and drove to this sight and it was totally worth it! The architecture is beautiful! You need to cover yourself up before entering!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The sight is very nice,you can take amazing photos here. If it is your first time at such place you will be amazed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Really worth a visit here. Pretty temples. Local market. You could hire clothing to cover up on site. Amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This temple is so colorful and beautiful. There are 3 sections and kiosks where you can buy fish food. There's catfish in the moat around the temples and it's a sight to see them popping their heads out of the water for food. It's video worthy :) It's close to Big Buddha temple so you can see both on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great example of Thai architecture, with amazingly detailed buildings and grounds. Definitely worth a visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

i like this place more than the big buddah, so many things to see. you feel like you are in private island. i was there in july in the morning and its was very hot. i think you should go in the sunset time is better. magical place. its was difficult to find the place with car, no sign and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We loved this temple so much more than Big Buddha. There is so much more to see and the colors were so mesmerizing. I wish they enforced the dress code though, as there were so many tourists dressed like they came from the beach (they probably did), which is understandable, but it would be nice to see people show a... More 

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