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Wat Plai Laem

Address: Nr Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Three magnificent works of art that were stunning. We went with our 3 year old who took immense delight in buying the fish food and feeding the hundreds of catfish as you cross the bridge. She absolutely loved it here and didn't want to leave. Beautiful.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Colourful temple. We spent ard half an hour here. Calm and peaceful experience.. remove your shoes before you enter the temple....

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Mokpo, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Different type of huge Buddha status are gaudy and exquisite a lot. Taking off shoes is essential if you desire to reach to the status closely and take a bow. But surely be careful lots of birds' poop. The bridge connecting buddhas are scattered by them in the afternoon. It would be ok when staying here 30 minutes i think.... More 

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Iver, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We really enjoyed this temple, really bright & lots to see. We spent around half an hour here, which was enough time to take some really good photos & take in the calming atmosphere. There are huge catfish & koh carp in the lake around the temple, you can buy food at the store for 50bht to feed them. Well... More 

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Melbourne
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As far as temples go, this was our favourite. Garishly coloured and exquisitely designed. That said, it is just another temple, so if that sort of thing doesn't do it for you, you're not missing much if you don't make it here. Set aside 1/2 an hour or so to have a quick look around the place and you'll be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Loads of hugeness to see! Spent a quick half hour here but got some really good photos, recommend it over the big buda

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice Temple.. But nothing of sort that you missed in case you did not visit. It is better to visit the temples around by yourself rather than taking a paid tour. More convenient and cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a beautiful temple and worth visiting if you're on the island. It's nice and quiet here and it's built over a lake. For us the best part was feeding the fish. They have these old school vending machines there that give out some kind of dog kibble (?? I don't know, that's what it looked and smelled like,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Ive been here twice when i was living in samui and never disappoint me to visit here Many cultural and building whiches so beautifully.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

For me the part I most enjoyed when it came to Temples etc .. Just so nice and peaceful... Great for a photoshoot of the fat budha .. temples...monks ...ponds... Just go...trust me

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