Wat Plai Laem

Currently Closed
  • Address: Nr Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Island, Historical Site, Statue, Architecture , Heritage Building

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 Buddhist-themed art and architecture. A number of statues and murals depict the Guanyin and Buddha. The tranquility of the temple is enhanced by the lake teeming with fish.

Other standout features at Wat Plai Laem include a large white laughing Buddha statue, beautifully carved teak entry doors, and an elaborate ubosot (ceremonial hall) set on an island in the lake.

  • Temple is open on all days.
  • It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
  • Since this is a sacred place, polite dress and conduct is a must. Be sure to wear shirts or scarves that cover the shoulders, trousers or long shorts, and avoid wearing beachwear.
  • Donations are appreciated.

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  • Wat Plai Laem Address: Nr Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Wat Plai Laem Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wat Plai Laem Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Wat Plai Laem(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Wat Plai Laem: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 84.61% of people who visit Ko Samui include Wat Plai Laem in their plan

  • 54.95% of people start their Wat Plai Laem visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Plai Laem

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

93.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Plai Laem

People normally club together Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple and Chaweng Beach while planning their visit to Wat Plai Laem.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Really beautiful place. No charge for motorcycle parking. Don’t forget to wear long clothes! There are many fish u can feed. When I went there last time the many hands woman was closed, so it was a little bit upsetting.

  • A very impressive temple! The amount of buildings is astonishing so this is a great Chance to take a variety of pictures! You can also enjoy the view and atmosphere of the place. There are dogs and cats running around everywhere, but they are not a problem if you take care. I'd prefer this Temple of the Big Buddha.

  • Was relatively quiet. The temples are amazing. Also saw a cat chewing on a mouse, which was disturbingly real and sobering

  • Nice that the entrance is free, easily reachable with scooter and car. But there is not a lot to see, we took just 20 minutes to see all of it, but nice architecture tho.

  • Don’t really know these temples mean to locals but I absolutely appreciate the beautiful architectures! 🙏🙏🙏🇹🇭

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