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“big buddha”(124 reviews)
“feed the fish”(32 reviews)
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Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Plai Laem, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and a friend had rented bikes to see a bit more of the island. Very peaceful and beautiful temples, the highlight however was feeding the fish in the lake. For only 10 baht you get fish food and can feed the fish.

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the temple, and if we compare with Big Buddha, this will be more than worth the visit, Statues & Temples are amazing & so big. Wat Plai Leam is part of most Island tours on Koh Samui. is very easy to locate Wat Plai...More

Thank silvieparton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was about a 45 minute walk from our hotel and I really wanted to see it. I didn't realise that it is a 5 minute walk from the big buddha and should.have done them on the same day. This for.us was the best temple...More

Thank IanM5589
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful ancient architecture! I would definitely recommend coming and spending an hour here to appreciate Siam beauty.

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Drove here in the evening. No people about. Could spend 1 hour ambling about. Very picturesque active temple on the water. No fees.

Thank Ger_12
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We liked very much the place with the impressive colorful palaces and big statues. My wife and I visited the place as part of the day tour we took but since it was a short visit we decided to get there again. It is all...More

Thank ArnanBenD
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing truly special as most additions are new build. Good for photos. Recommend if you are going to see Big Buddha on your way.

Thank Mags Y
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

If you have yet to visit a Wat (temple), I would highly recommend taking a trip out to Wat Plai Laem. Perherbs one of the most colourful places in Ko Samui, Wat Plai Laem is both an immersive place for religious admiration and for prayer....More

Thank CamD3v
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We had a nice time here visiting the various temples, the architecture is amazing and it was good to see. We went with our 9 and 11 year olds who also enjoyed feeding the fish. We walked from big Buddha but had no problems finding...More

Thank wrigleyd2018
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A must visit ... it’s so beautiful stunning & tranquil. Feeding the HUGE fish is a must , my boys loved it .. & there are turtles too. Combine the visit with Big Buddha .

Thank suzeq35
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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