Wats - Temples, Ko Samui
Only recently constructed this temple lies in the north just 5 minutes drive from the Big Buddha sanctuary, and is better known as the Wat Plai Laem from its locality. When I was there in February this year, they had only just taken the scaffolding down from the 18-armed Buddha, having just finished the paintwork. There is also a superb laughing Buddha. Beautifully set on a shallow man-made lake, the buildings are nicely reflected in the lake. Giving a donation to the temple grants you a bucket of food to feed the fish and turtles in the water guaranteeing good fun for the kids.
This very old and dusty temple, once again down on the south side of the island, is not as well known as the the Wat Kunaram a few hundred metres down the road. Very few visitors except for certain festivals during the year. It houses a marble Buddha, but its most distinctive attraction is the Secret Hall of Buddhas, where you can just about get in the door for the old relics. Thre is a large sitting Buddha and a reclining one surroundes by dozens of smaller ones. Seems almost to be a classroom with the large sitting Buddha dispensing his knowledge. On the other side of the road down another track, apparently there is a coral Buddha also belonging to the same Wat Samret. I didn't make the trip because rain!!!
Situated on route 4169 before Wat Kunaram coming from Lamai and Hua Thanon. The sign is pretty well hidden in the undergrowth on the left.
Wat Kunaram is a small temple which was in the process of renovation when we visited.It is well known because the mummified monk is located here but in a seperate building. Admission is free .You can also buy flowers and josticks to pay respect to the monk if you wish.
Located north near Choeng Mon beach and near the airport and big
Buddha temple is wat plai laem built in 2004 with a temple and statues around in the lake someone can see many fish which you can feed them with 10-20 baht
Wat Laem Saw is situated on the south coast near the village of Ban Bang Kao. The temple consists of a an old Srivijaya stlye chedi which is also similar to the one in Chaiya.