Wat Plai Laem
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".
Although it is an open-air image, it is located within an elaborate ubosot on a platform-pavilion surrounded by a temple lake.
- "Wat Plai Laem in Samui". www.kosamui.com. Asia Web Direct. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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