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Wat Plai Laem, Bophut

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At Wat Plai Laem, a modern Buddhist temple, admire the statues--one an 18-armed image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, the other of Budai, the laughing Buddha. Though the temple was constructed recently, it incorporates traditional Chinese and Thai elements into its design. Enjoy a tranquil stroll among the colorful idols, ornate architecture, and riverside scenery. Make Wat Plai Laem a part of your Bophut vacation plans using our Bophut holiday site.
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  • Out of all temples in Samui I think this was the most beautiful in terms of architecture. Still you cannot compare to the ones in Bangkok. You can see this one very fast. One person in my tour bought....  more
    Out of all temples in Samui I think this was the most beautiful in terms of architecture. Still you cannot compare to the ones in Bangkok. You can see this one very fast. One person in my tour bought....  more »
  • Wat Plai Laem is the most spectacular temple on Ko Samui.It is ar. 10min driving time far away from Bophut. Take a Songtaew, it’s much cheaper (50Bath from Fisherman‘s Village). There are 3... 
    Wat Plai Laem is the most spectacular temple on Ko Samui.It is ar. 10min driving time far away from Bophut. Take a Songtaew, it’s much cheaper (50Bath from Fisherman‘s Village). There are 3...  more »
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  • Really nice experience, very beautiful and well-kept. I would highly recommend getting a little bowl of fish food next to the temples for 10 baht and feeding the catfish in the lake - its definitely an interesting experience, and super cheap considering the entertainment you get.
  • First stop on our island tour. Our guide said he likes to start here to calm is brought to the group for a good day ahead. Well depending upon if you are religious or not, you can choose to believe this, but we certainly had a good day visiting lots of cool places and having an amazing lunch.

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