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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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Nice visit

Much less touristic an much prettier, in my opinion, than the Big Buddha temple area (which seems to be more popular). Colorful and detailed buildings and statues.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Much less touristic an much prettier, in my opinion, than the Big Buddha temple area (which seems to be more popular). Colorful and detailed buildings and statues.

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Mono , Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temples are in the water. It would be a problem to visit if they had a lot of rain and flooding as a result. Each temple has a different purpose. The temple with all the arms...the chapel...you can go in as long as you remove your shoes....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing area with temples, and many statues.Just make your time, walk around and enjoy all that you will see there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an amazing place with lots of temples and history, definitely a place to visit! All the temples and budhas are art

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Morley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Temple as we can see it from our balcony, so wanted a closer view. It is a very beautiful temple and well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Wat Plai Laem after visiting the big Buddha on a previous visit to Koh Samui. Wat Plai Laem was much quieter, and there was actually more to see. It was difficult to get a taxi away afterwards, as most of the taxi drivers seem to concentrate on the big Buddha area.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't entry to temple interior due to flood (middle of Jan), compound still open to public, able to catch some photos. Main structure are beautiful, statue are so so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place with some pagodas on the water are very interesting anf beautifull. We were very happy to see this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Buddhist Temple compound has an 18-arm image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. The temple is surrounded by a lake and was built in 2004. There are 2 long halls showcasing lovely murals. There is also large white laughing Buddha statue, along with several other statues at the site. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We went here with our two kids 2 and 5 years, we all loved the Buddha and temples, the latter which you can enter. Unfortunately the 18 arm goddess was locked out so we could only see it from a distance. We went there same time as some local schoolchildren, they did buy fish food 10 Bhat) in an automate... More 

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