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Buddhist Temple

Wat Plai Laem

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April 27, 2019
Wat Plai Laem is located near Choeng Mon Beach in Koh Samui and is one of the most interactive and colourful temples on Koh Samui. The attraction of this wat is the beautiful eighteen-armed statue, sitting in the middle of a lake. The temple is extremely popular due to its beautiful lake that hosts…
January 17, 2020
These lovely Wats offer a tranquil way to see how the Thai people worship, with an array of different types of Buddha's. We generally take our sketch pads with us for some quiet and relaxing time.
December 27, 2019
Wat Plai Laem is a Buddhist temple compound on Samui's north-east coast of Samui, featuring a striking white 18-arm image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Close to the Big Buddha temple, Wat Plai Laem offers visitors a view into Chinese-Thai beliefs as well as some elaborate…
September 5, 2019
If you only visit one temple on Ko Samui, make it Wat Plai Laem. The active Buddhist temple boasts several eye-grabbing statues on either side of an ordination hall that appears to float above a pond filled with fish.
June 26, 2019
WAT PLAI LAEM Located near Big Buddha in North Koh Samui, Wat Plai Laem is a colorful Buddhist temple, with an astonishing style. The temple houses Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy) with its 18 arms, as well as an imposing Chinese Buddha that sits on the lake. If you give money for the maintenance…

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“This Buddha greets you upon arrival as you fly over it upon arrival. The short walk up to the Buddha offers lovely views over the bay. As well as that you can there a few lovely shops within the grounds as well as lovely local places to rest and have a bite to eat.”
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“A viewing point on the main road between Lamai and Chaweng. Here there is a beautiful view of the sea and the whole Chaweng peninsula.”
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“Hin Ta Hin Yai are the most famous and most visited rocks in Koh Samui. Reminding the shape of the male and female genitals, Grandpa and Grandma rocks are located at the end of Lamai Beach. A legend writent on a board there tells the story of an old couple, Ta Kreng (grandfather Kreng) and Yai Riem (grandmother Riem), who lived with its son in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. When their son arrived at the age when it was time to marry, they decided to go by boat to the neighboring province of Prachuap Khiri Khan to ask for the hand of Ta Monglai's daughter. During their trip, their boat was caught in a storm and they were thrown into the sea. ”
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“Laid back modern open air shopping mall with a cinema and the best grocery store for imported goods on Samui.”
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