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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came as part of a tour. It was worth having a look around. Especially enjoyed seeing all the catfish being fed in the lake.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place where you can feel the harmony of 3 neighbouring religions in one temple. Like whole Asia being united

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oleksandrmashianov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened on Wat Plai Laem after visiting the Big Buddha (which was amazing). Wat Plai Laem is a treat with many temples and large statues. It is a MUST visit and just a short distance from the Big Buddha.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 866bradj
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We went to this Complex after seeing the Big Buddha and enjoyed seeing these two Buddhas. So much to see. We wish We knew of the other spots on this Island. We can here from a Cruise and it was a nice place to visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andypandaNashville
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Just 10 mins from the Big Buddha, so you can definitely combine the two together. Beautiful architecture with ornate decoration, there is a dress code (no belly showing, no low cuts, no short shorts) Do be careful of bird poop on the floor after you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

This precinct has multiple temples and statues situated on a lake. Temples were beautifully and colourfully decorated and easily accessible. The lake had enormous fish and it was fun to watch them being fed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OpaMarnie
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a short visit to see the modern temples and feed the cat fish! Today is not crowded as it’s off season. Cute cats around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank meredithw787
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

If you are in Ko Samui is a place you must visit, only 10 min walking from Big Budha. Impressive temples , beautiful architecture. Words cant describe the experience. Make sure you get some change to add in donation boxes and to put in Budha...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Less well know but far more beautiful than the Big Buddha, this complex was 10 minutes up the road, free to enter and we were able to walk around at our leisure. Only one souvenir shop here, so we ended up going back to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clarpo
Reviewed 6 November 2018

There are many Buddhist Temples in Samui--- but this is the most popular. It is a statue influenced by both Thai and Chinese Buddhist traditions-- and has 18 arms. It is located within a surrounding lake-- and also is quite close to the "BIG BUDDHA"--...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gullivercoventry
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Response from lesbaird | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Lukáš T | Reviewed this property |
At this atraction you will spend around 30-60 minutes,it depends how much would you be into it.
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Response from Alicia W | Reviewed this property |
It's always best to dress modestly according to Thai expectations when visiting a temple. Females can pack a sarong to put over shorts. Some temples have items available to purchase or borrow. It's considered rude in... More
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