Boat-Temple For Mueang

Boat-Temple For Mueang

The Wat Laem Sor temple / overflown with my drone. Surat Thani Province, Thailand/One of Koh Samui’s less known attractions is the Laem Sor Pagoda in the South West corner of the island. This part of Samui is not much visited and quiet, compared to the beach resorts on the Eastern side of the island.The Laem Sor Pagoda sits right at the end of the somewhat rocky beach of Bang Kao. The pagoda has a golden glowing appearance, especially in the sunlight, when the contrast with the blue waters of the ocean make for some beautiful images. Actually, the pagoda is not gold but built from yellow colored tiles that make it look golden from a distance.The entrance to the pagoda is guarded by two large very colorful yaks, which means giant, standing in front of the pagoda, each holding a large sword. Behind the yaks in the pagoda stands a golden colored Buddha image.About a hundred meters away from the pagoda you will find a building called the Boat Hall. This building with glass walls contains a small boat. Inside the boat is the wax figure of the monk who build the pagoda and used the boat. This monk is highly revered, local people come here to prey and if there wishes come true, they buy a small model boat and put it inside the large boat.On the other side of the pagoda is a small forest and a lake. There are some tables and benches here too, making it an excellent place for some relaxation in this tranquil, peaceful environment. There is a visitors centre where you can find all kinds of information about the pagoda.The Wat Laem Sor temple The pagoda is part of the Wat Laem Sor temple complex, which covers a huge area. The temple Wat Laem Sor itself is located a bit out of sight away from the pagoda, set in a beautiful jungle like environment.Also part of the temple complex, located on a hill just West of the Laem Sor Pagoda is another pagoda called the Khao Chedi, which is white colored. It takes a bit of a climb to get there, but once arrived you will have some of the greatest views of the area and the surrounding islands South of Koh Samui.

 

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