We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice picture stop, or visit if you like temples.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem
Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 138 things to do in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Geoje, South Korea
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice picture stop, or visit if you like temples.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We went here as one of the things that Samui has to offer other than beach and food, it was a nice stop and we took some pictures, but it was the middle of the day and too hot to stay for long time. If you have seen temples in Bangkok it is not much different, maybe less crowded, but also be aware of pigeon-poeh on the doorsteps. The Big Guan-im with the nine sets of arms is impressive, you can see it even from the road if you pass by.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

383 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    204
    149
    24
    5
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Ko Samui, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Probably the nicest temple in Koh-Samui, the place is constantly renovated, two of the actual temples are located on a lake.

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scotland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A great place to go to stroll around and appreciate how spiritual this island is.
Beware of having to take your shoes off to walk on tiles as they can get very very hot.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Worth a 5 minute photo stop!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Beautiful temples and statues to see. After 5 minutes of pictures and a quick look then you're done. This place will be sacred to the locals, more so to the school next door but once you've seen it and taken your picture there isn't anything left to do. Go have a look whilst exploring the rest of the island.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Perfect place for children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Must to see on Koh Samui. You can visit Wat Plai Laem for free and enjoy beautiful thai culture.

Visited April 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Wat Plai Laem also viewed

 
Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province
Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province
 

Been to Wat Plai Laem? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Wat Plai Laem, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.