FIVE FACTS ON: Wat Plai Laem

  1. Wat Plai Laem an active Buddhist temple on the island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a great place to gain insight into the customs and beliefs of the Buddhist faith.
  2. The compound features an 18-armed statue of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Guanyin is considered to be a protector and a source of unconditional love.
  3. Another statue on the compound is that of the laughing Buddha, standing at 30 metres high.
  4. The temple is surrounded by a man-made lake full of carp and catfish. You can grab a bag of food to feed the fish for the cost of 10 baht.
  5. Entrance to Wat Plai Laem temple is free and it is open during daylight hours.

Koh Samui is the perfect location for an inexpensive holiday in south-east Asia. Why not discover my other favourite activities on the island here?