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Wat Plai Laem

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

While you are visiting the Big Buddha do make sure to visit these temples which are quite close by and provide a much better feel of the local religion and culture. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While you are visiting the Big Buddha do make sure to visit these temples which are quite close by and provide a much better feel of the local religion and culture. Great architecture that can only be appreciated. Must visit place if you are religiously inclined.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

...or so our Thai tour guide tells us. A few interesting buildings and many different Buddha statues as well as catfish being fed, random ducks and chickens. The architecture is quite beautiful when viewed at the right angles with the sun shining on it.

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Dhaka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the main attractions of Samui. Less crowded and nice colorful architectures with a nice green lake. We just seated down and enjoyed one hour of our time with cool breeze. This place is very near to Big Budha, so if you go to Big Budha don't forget to visit these nice temples

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Wat Plai Laem for second time. Everytime i come to this place it is very peaceful and quite. After very noisy Big Buddah in Koh Samui it looks very relaxable and magic here. A lot if birds around , big fishes and turtles in lake around it. I like Wat Plai Laem. Must visit for all.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set back from the road so is a pleasant surprise once you get to the lake. Plenty of wildlife especially pigeons so what where you step in your bare feet. Impressive set of temples over the water so makes for a nice experience, you don't have all the touristy stuff like at the big Buddha down the road.

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Comber, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as part of our day tour of Samui. It is amazing to see the huge statues and temples they are beautiful and I thought quite different to other temples in Thailand. We weren't dressed appropriately (shorts and vest top) so didn't venture over the bridges but was still beautiful to see

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great area to visit, looks nothing from the road ( indeed you could easily miss it) but opens up to a vast panorama of temples, buddhas on a lake. The lake is teaming with large catfish ( apparently released by kind locals from the market!) You can buy fish food at 10 baht. Not a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully ornate and tranquil. Don't miss this attraction it is an absolute must see. A range of temples on the water decorated in gold and bright colours. Highly photographic and no entrance fee! Usual vendors across the road selling souvenirs and drinks. Don't forget a sarong or similar to dress appropriately.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About a 10 minute walk from Big Buddha are these amazing group of temples and statues, so intricate and colourful especially against a clear blue sky, very photographic. Definitely worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many colorful temples and statue inside. It is very easy to visit, there is no entrance fee.

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