Thailand 3: Wat Plai Laem and Wat Phra Yai Temple

Apart from the uber-cool beaches at Koh Samui, there is a variety of things you can indulge in while you are there. You can read more about the things to do in my other posts (post 1 and post 2)

Thailand is famous for its temples and shrines, and visiting one of them was definitely on my list. I ended up visiting 2. I am not a religious person but I love the atmosphere and vibe of the religious places. In this post, I am sharing some pictures clicked at Wat Plai Laem and Wat Phra Yai Temple. Both of them are magnificent and beautifully decorated temples. Hope you like the pictures.

 

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Here are a few points I read in the notice boards outside the temple, if you decide to visit any temple out there.

If you do visit a temple or some other building of religious importance you need to make sure that you dress appropriately and be respectful at all times.

If you go inside any temple you will need to take off your shoes and in some cases you might need to cover your knees and shoulders, this is particularly true for women. I did see a stall handling out sarongs to a few tourists.

You should also avoid raising you voice or doing anything that disrupt the quiet, calm and meditative atmosphere that is present inside the temple (I saw many people meditating inside the premises).

Some temples or religious and historical buildings do not permit the use of cameras so if you are unsure about taking a photograph always try to look around for a sign that tells you if it is ok or alternatively, ask someone that as something to do with the temple or building. I had no problem using my camera as I was mostly walked around the premises.

Will write soon :*

Shanta

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