Koh Samui | Thailand

Wat Plai Laem Koh Samui

Family Thailand Tour 2020

Ko Samui | Thailand

30 Jan 2020 | Thu

Day 05 of 18

  • Wat Phra Yai Big Buddha Temple Ko Samui
  • Wat Plai Laem Ko Samui
  • Wat Khao Hua Jook Ko Samui
  • Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks Ko Samui
  • Guan Yu Shrine Ko Samui
  • Wat Khunaram Mummified Monk Ko Samui
  • Na Muang Waterfalls Ko Samui

Wat Plai Laem Ko Samui

Wat Plai Laem is a temple located on the northeastern coast of Ko Samui in Thailand. The temple is known for its 18-arm statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, as well as its Budai statue, which is a popular figure in Chinese and Thai traditions.

Wat Plai Laem Ko Samui

Wat Plai Laem (Thai: วัดปลายแหลม) is a wat on the resort island of Ko Samui, Thailand. Like the nearby Wat Phra Yai or “Big Buddha Temple”, it is a modern Buddhist temple. The temple’s design incorporates elements of Chinese and Thai traditions and was in part designed by distinguished Thai artist Jarit Phumdonming. Its main statue, which is in Chinese style, is not of Gautama Buddha. It is a form of the bodhisattva of compassion and mercy, Avalokiteśvara, called Cundi. This form of the deity is known in Chinese as “Guanyin with eighteen arms”.

In addition to the main statue, there is also a white statue of Budai and smaller shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Vishnu, Shiva and Sakka.

– Wikipedia Wat Plai Laem

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