"Koh Samui" Ko Samui by austarman

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Wat Plai Laem Temple

Need some colour or Culture in your life?
If so then this place is a must see when you go to Koh Samui.
This is the Wat Plai Laem Buddist temple not far from Chaweng Koh Samui.

Lake Chaweng

Lake Chaweng used to be a bit af a swamp I've been told, but now it has had a face lift.
Now there is development on most sides with an exercise track down one side with the Reggae pub, beer bars and the bungy tower in the centre.
It is still a peaceful and scenic place to relax people watch during the day.
Chaweng beach is off to the left side of the photo and Lamai is behind the mountains at the back.

Wat Plai Laem.. Koh Samui

This is a spectacular place to visit for the architecture of the temple and statues around-about,not to mention the tranquility.
This place is growing all the time with another temple being built there opposite the existing one with this statue and a school off to one side.
This lake is full of fish and you can feed them here too if you wish or write your name on a tile that will be placed in the new temple.
More info and photo's on my tips pages.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Peacefulness and party's
  • Cons:Everything is for sale
  • In a nutshell:A jewel of Thailand
  • Last visit to Ko Samui: Jan 2010
  • Intro Updated Feb 14, 2010
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  • DennyP's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2008 at 3:58 AM

    Great info and photos Brian ...you've helped make up my mind on Ko Samui..thanks mate...great shot from the top of the mountain...

  • hojasdehierba's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2007 at 5:39 PM

    Good tips and tons of pics!!!! This is which I like best. Well done!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2006 at 5:27 PM

    Nice page!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2006 at 12:29 AM

    G'day Brian. Enjoyed your pages matey!! Can't wait to get there in June yea!! Great travelogues, especially the deserted beach one...wow fabulous!! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • Jasen71's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2006 at 9:07 PM

    Great Tips,, If I remember rightly it's not red bull. but something called lipo.... and it's got stuff that is classed as class A in it.. I didn't sleep for 3 days... lol

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2006 at 3:04 AM

    lake Chaweng pics looks great. nice travellogues. :)

  • cassiejoy42's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 4:51 AM

    Brian Thailand and Samui are so pretty - you have captured them beautifully. I love the Buddhas and religious statues. Cassie

  • frank1967's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2005 at 10:40 AM

    hello,nice Samui page from you too.And it's right,don't climb to the top of Namuang after a night of Chang Beer.....

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