Located not far from Koh Samui Big Buddha
in the north-east tip of the island, this Chinese and Buddhist temple is especially recognizable by its huge statue of the goddess Guanyin. With her 18 arms, she is the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Its multitude of arms shows her ability to provide assistance to whoever need it anywhere in the world. She is also considered as a goddess of fertility that people pray to have children and she protects sailors. Wat Plai Laem temple consists in several buildings on a pond and others, les interesting on the land. This is a relatively new temple but the art techniques used in its creation are centuries-old. The temple consists mainly in the large white statue of Guanyin, a traditional Buddhist ubosot with colorful murals and sitting Buddha statues and a Fat laughing Chinese Buddha.
Wat Plai Laem is a colorful temple differet from the image of the temples we are used to cross in Thailand.