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Address: Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Wat Plai Laem is Awesome

If you go Koh Samui , you go Big Budha ....must go Wat Plai Laem , because It's near. Wat Plai Laem is a wonderful temple, grand and full colour. Highly recommended !

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you go Koh Samui , you go Big Budha ....must go Wat Plai Laem , because It's near. Wat Plai Laem is a wonderful temple, grand and full colour. Highly recommended !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Thailand has much bigger and more beautiful temples to offer than this one. Not worth the detour to visit it.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

this is a much better attraction than Big Buddha. The temple and the grounds are really beautiful with lots of detail. We walked to the grounds from Big Buddha it is not very far. Nice to visit for a bit of serenity.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very grand and the detail is amazing. Walking through the temple brings a sense of calm and serenity that I would recommend to anyone. Great photographic opportunity.

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Quakers Hill, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you have visited temples in Bangkok then don't bother with this one. Bangkok much grander, this one a little tacky in comparison

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

amazing to see up close. The temples are grand and full of colour. but make sure when you are visiting to be respectful! ladies shoulders and majority of legs should be covered. We found this out when we arrived at the temple, luckily i had a towel in my ba to wrap around my shoulders!

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Banstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Unfortunately we went to this as part of a day trip. Not long enough to really appreciate the splendour and take it all in. really lovely setting, the temples are beautifully set out and the statues stunning. Go with plenty of time, take a cover for your shoulders as they do not provide any and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The central building is intricately built and is interesting to see. The structure and intricacies of the paintings / murals inside are quite amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a temple complex of varying marvellous statues and incredibly bright colours and fabulous painted murals inside one of them. If you are not a temple person it won't matter as it is really interesting to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wow what an amazing Wat! So colourful and the architecture is just out of this world! So very peaceful!

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Address: Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui

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