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“Amazing Thai architecture..”
Review of Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem
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$70.93*
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Photography Tour on Koh Samui
Ranked #6 of 154 things to do in Ko Samui
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Wat means a temple in Thailand. And its a must watch for its exquisite architecture...Its a beautiful and serene place..situated in the middle of a lake...very picturesque and spectacular...Do not forget to take a photo stop here...you will not be disappointed,....

Do carry a pair of socks with you when you visit this temple. You have to be bare foot all the while....

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

This was an excellent and interesting set of temples. A wedding was happening at the time and we were told by our taxi driver Nok it is good luck to have your wedding pictures at the temple.
Have a spare set of socks as the pigeons leave a lot behind on the tiles. You are not allowed to wear shoes. If you leave your shoes at the start of temples our taxi driver said they sometimes are not there when you get back so she took our and put them in the taxi.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This place is spectacular. But you have to wear socks or some type of foot coverings. It is temple grounds and shoes are not allowed. Problem being the grounds are used by pigeons, cats and dogs. They leave unpleasant items on the floor of the marble area surrounding the temple itself.
It is well worth the trip to see this temple grounds. If you happen to step on something they is a water hose and a scrub brush available near by.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

If travelling to big Buddha, pop a couple of mins down the road to wat plai laem. Some colourful sights, and the pagoda there is beautiful in particular the ceiling. Some good photos to be had, worth a visit.

Thank hixy
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had hired a moped to get around Samui, so we thought we'd have a look at Wat Plai Laem. Very glad we did - in my opinion it's the best temple on the Island. You aren't charged an entrance fee like you are with Big Buddha, and there is a lot to see. There are some very odd looking vending machines which sell Fish Food - for 10B you can get a bowl and see the wildlife in the temple's ponds. Definitely do this if you visit this place - you'll see turtles and catfish amongst others. If you only want to visit one temple on Samui, I'd suggest this one.

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