Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem
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JoJoE
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Couples
…. do this one. Less busy than Big Buddha. Set up on lake to add to scenic pictures. Goddess and Buddha statues are impressive. Worth a visit.
Written 10 August 2022
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ROBERT HUDD
St. Neots, UK1,001 contributions
Couples
What an absolutely amazing place to visit, it's full of culture and is just stunning. It's like no place we've ever visited and my brothers wife is Thai so had our very own tour guide. This is a must visit and highly recommended.
Written 27 July 2022
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Alokmili77
New Delhi, India557 contributions
Couples
Nice peaceful place having big statues of god & godess,Budha,Ganesha,Shiv etc located on different platforms in water
Written 11 July 2022
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Lspab
Leighton Buzzard, UK161 contributions
Solo
Monumental temples marking gods and saints, of a Chinese style. The park is a series of temples set in the lake, reachable by bridges. The waters are full of coi carp and, I think, cat fish, and a few turtles. You can buy food to give to the fish from a little stall, Kids will love feeding the fish
Written 15 June 2022
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AngloItalian78
Aylesbury, UK318 contributions
This is an incredibly ornate set of temples and in my opinion, far nicer to see than the Big Buddha. There are multiple temples in large grounds, and it is most well known for certain statues, not least the Buddha with many arms and the Laughing/Smiling Buddha. It is set by water/river which is absolutely full of a huge number of fish such as catfish, koi and many other species...you are even able to get fish food to feed them...we also saw turtles who appeared to simply be relaxing and sunbathing! The colours and detailing on all of the temples is stunning, as is the traditional Thai architecture on some of the buildings.
This is a beautiful and interesting place to visit that is highly recommended.
Written 10 June 2022
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand39,563 contributions
Couples
After visiting Big Buddha, we drove to Wat Plai Laem. The temple has huge Statues. We donated money to the temple for good luck. The temple was moderately maintained.
Written 3 June 2022
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand865 contributions
Although we found the island rather disappointing this friendly temple turned out to be the highlight of our brief trip. Apart from the spectacular multi-armed Buddha there are other fun sculptures in the grounds so a nice place for children too
Written 27 May 2022
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Les R
PL10 contributions
Close to the main road at Bangrak Beach. Temples well kept. Huge statues situated on a small pond. Combine a visit with a walk to the Big Buddha
Written 5 May 2022
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Stefanova(Sewqii Karacan)
Ko Samui, Thailand22 contributions
Family
All the temple's great and amazing in Thailand. All have meanings, each of them have different beauty. If you visit Koh Samui you must go there. Amazing atmosphere. Word is not enough must to visit and feel it. If you have plan to visit Koh Samui, don't miss that wonderful place.
Written 22 March 2022
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David
Oxford, UK1,230 contributions
- Unlike the Big Buddha, the approach is not crowded by stalls and shops.
- Free to enter. There are donation boxes for those who so wish to contribute.
- Visually interesting.
- It was very quiet when I visited (Aug 21).
- The site is the resting place for a number of urns with ashes of the deceased. It's interesting to see and contemplate.
- Very peaceful.

Of note, some of the floor tiling is getting a little decrepit and broken. But overall, the site remains in pretty good condition.
Written 29 August 2021
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