Trip Planner: Asia / Thailand / Surat Thani Province / Ko Samui / Bophut / Plai Laem / Wat Plai Laem
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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Wat Plai Laem Reviews
The ‘statues’ are falling into disrepair. You can pay to feed fat catfish to pass the time. Not much to see. The Wat itself is quaint with a nice mural. more »
Very interesting temple area for various religions. The most impressive being the 18 armed goddess of mercy and compassion. There are decking area that allow you to take stunning photographs of the... more »
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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