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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  • Very nice place to gather, access is free, like all temples on the island of Koh Samui.
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  • Pretty close to the big Buddha,this was a stop to admire the various temples with varying architecture.A short visit.  more »
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  • Interesting temple. Filled with tourists though. Recommend visiting early in the morning to avoid. Worth buying some of the fish food on sale. So many fish.
  • Very large beautiful temple complex, nicely built and preserved. Feeding the fishes in the lake was great experience for kids. We did long stroll around all three huge statues and studied the buddha life story in the middle temple. Toilets are clean, plenty of parking space. You can buy food for fish there locally.
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