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Wat Plai Laem

Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Thailand
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Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Colourful, and picturesque, although very touristy, but a must see on the to list on route to the Big Buhda.

Thank Adel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here after our visit to the Big Buddha. The walk took about 12 minutes and it is not difficult to find. The temple grounds are peaceful and there are about three temples and two statues to see. They are fairly elaborate and ornamental....More

Thank whisker11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very peaceful. The huge statue is located in a beautiful setting with vegetation and water. The temples are very colourful and quite different from other temples I had seen given these impressive statues. Free entry.

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you are a Buddhist or not. I will start by declaring I am a Buddhist and visited the Wat Plai Laem for this reason. However, the Wat is a beautiful place and worthy of being on any tourists list of 'to...More

Thank lidanower
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in at Wat Plai Laem on our way to the best fresh food market on the island. As with most Thai temples this one is outstanding in its presence. Absolutely beautiful and well worth the time to visit especially if you enjoy some...More

Thank Marina C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on the evening of Buddha day and it was a lovely experience, really spiritual and beautiful monuments and deities. Didn’t spend very long about 30 mins and my taxi waited to then take me back to Chewang.

Thank prina13m
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We got up early to take in a visit to Wait Plai Laem temple - we had heard that it becomes very crowded during the day On arrival 6.45am monks were walking to the temple to start their day - no other tourists around it...More

1  Thank Kyramykala
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Not far away from the "Big Buddha" it is also nice to see and free to enter...very colourful...typical for Thailand. Be aware again when it was raining before your visit it could be very slippery. You can feed the fish if you want to. What...More

1  Thank karohoeni
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Very nice and complex place to visit. This temple is more quiet compared Big Buddha as not many people consider to visit this place. Theres some a “dress rules” when you want to visit this temple, but unfortunately many of visitors showed disrespectful and just...More

1  Thank Sylvia S
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice Temple complex to visit while driving around the island, very colourfull buildings and Buddha's. Something different from the other Temples.

1  Thank dennis d
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linda n
March 10, 2017|
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Response from taska222 | Reviewed this property |
At this atraction you will spend around 30-60 minutes,it depends how much would you be into it.
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paulednicholson
June 7, 2016|
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Response from ch0kdee | Reviewed this property |
It's always best to dress modestly according to Thai expectations when visiting a temple. Females can pack a sarong to put over shorts. Some temples have items available to purchase or borrow. It's considered rude in... More
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Naceam A
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
I would not expect to find lockers at any Temples, or even most venues, for storing luggage or bags. Leave at your hotel.
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