A buddhist temple with many beautiful statues and there is also a lake there. Located very near to the famous Big Buddha. A nice place to visit especially for photography lovers
There are not many tourist sights on Koh Samui except for the beaches and the big buddha so we visited this not so famous temple to fill some time. Surprisingly, we really enjoyed it as it was very beautiful and well maintained. It did not blow our mind as it is not especially spectacular but there were lots of interesting... More
Truly a unique experience! Donation is required tho not forced! Great photo opportunity and great for making merit and hopefully bringing some luck! Obviously you have to cover up (no shoulders showing, short skirts etc for woman and respectful dressing for males) common sense really! Be respectful and wonder around, buy some fish feed and then give to the huge... More
On our first visit last year we hadn't been to this place. Colorful temple compound with a large lake. You can feed the huge fish. Lots of Chinese & Hindu gods as well. Make sure to visit the building located on the lotus on the lake. Beautiful mural paintings about the life of Buddha. We can highly recommend to visit... More
Amazed at this temple. We were the only people there when we visited. It was peaceful and beautiful.
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... More
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.... More
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... More
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.
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... More
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