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Wat Plai Laem

Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

A must see if you visit Ko Samui. A wonderful collection of Buddhist statues and temples that makes dome great photo opportunities.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed April 16, 2016

This place has really beautiful buildings and designs. We went first thing in the morning and I'd recommend doing the same as it was completely empty and you had the place to yourself except for those working there. You are limited for shops and food...More

Thank emilyruthbrennan
Reviewed April 15, 2016

This was one of the best kept and over the top Buddhist Shrines I have visited on my trip thru Asia. There was a giant Buddha, a giant Shiva and a Temple floating on lotus flowers in a large pond. The tile work on all...More

Thank McTrix
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Different temples and Buddhas that are all in one place. Colourful and diverse. Easy to get to and accessible. Huge carp in the lake!

Thank Stuart_Birkwood
Reviewed April 6, 2016

This was probably one of the highlights of our bespoke mini Island Tour. The Temples are typically intricately designed and decorated. The Wat Plai Laem is a once seen , never forgotten. The jetty down to the Temple has what has become a familiar sight...More

Thank Ummagumma515Yorks
Reviewed April 4, 2016

stunning temples ! good place to shoot some nice pictures of the amazing architecture of thai temples ! when you walk there its so peacefull ! :D

Thank Jordi S
Reviewed April 4, 2016

A nice area with statues of all the Buddha, but it all looked so commercial, like it was built just for tourists rather than having any significance to the locals.

Thank wattostudios
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Buddhist temple with many magnificent statues. Kwan Yin with the many arms looked particularly spectacular. A large lake was teeming with very large fish which you can buy bags of food to feed them, many terrapins were also being fed.

Thank bwindi
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Definitely a good place to visit, it's memorizing how beautiful the building are good for some pictures if you like photography

Thank lizawang001
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of small and big temples and big colorful statues both Chinese and Thai. We like the place. Not so many tourists as at Big Buddha. If you have time to visit only 1 temple in Samui I think this is it....More

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linda n
March 10, 2017|
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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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
Naceam A
December 24, 2014|
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.