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

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Wonderfully beautiful

We stopped here on a day trip around the island. The temples are beautiful, it is a great opportunity to take some stunning photographs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a day trip around the island. The temples are beautiful, it is a great opportunity to take some stunning photographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Don't miss out on this place if you are on Koh Samui. The temples, laughing Buddha and 18 armed statues are enormous, intricate and incrediby colourfull. Its great fun feeding the masses of fish also. Really don't miss out on the photo opportunities at this place. It is amazing. (Very close to the Big Buddha in the direction of Choeng... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Was just a few minutes walk from our accommodation. Not too busy. Beautiful temples and heard a monk chanting. Bought some fish food for twenty pence and fed the fish and turtles. Would recommend. They even have a coffee shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As many reviewers have said, this is within 5 minutes of the Big Buddha and in many ways much nicer as there are a number of buildings/temples on the grounds. There was a wedding while I was there, a non-Asian couple, so I was able to hear the chanting and see some of the rituals. There is also a pond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Wat Plai Laem is close to the Big Buddha Temple and you can visit both in a single trip. The smiling Buddha and the Guanyin statues are amazing! My kids had a lot of feeding the fishes and turtles on the lake that surrounds the temple. The catfishes are huge! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The statues are amazing and you can't appreciate just how big they are. The fish ponds are amazing. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is place, where a lot of Asian cultural and religions are mixed. Beautiful temple and lake. Have a small coffee shop with air condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Well worth the visit in your in the area to see the Big Buddha. If your on a bike or by car, continue past the Big Buddha and just past the next seven 11 on your left is the entrance with a big green house next to the gates. Great peaceful vibe, huge fish and colorful temples. We arrived fairly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Not far from the Big Buddha Temple and has a selection of beautiful temples set around and on a pretty, small lake. When we first saw them it took our breath away as they are small but spectacular. A worthwhile place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There are three temples, each one of a kind! It's worth the view. You can go there in a tour but I think it's better to just take a taxi in the morning to enjoy these amazing architectural arts when there aren't tons of people there already. What I also liked about this place, is that it's very natural, you'll... More 

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