Wats - Temples, Ko Samui

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    Wat Nuan Naram.

    by pfsmalo Written Aug 9, 2011

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    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.

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    Wat Samret.

    by pfsmalo Written Jul 18, 2011

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    The main temple (closed and locked.)
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    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.

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    Wat Kunaram

    by YaaDong Written Aug 6, 2008

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    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.

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    Wat Plai Laem

    by STRATOS79 Written Apr 28, 2007

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    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

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  • Wat Laem Saw, Koh Samui, Thailand

    by MickyT162 Written Feb 23, 2007

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    Wat Laem Saw, Koh Samui, Thailand
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    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.

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