Laem Sor Pagoda

Koh Samui, Thailand

About Laem Sor Pagoda

Laem Sor Pagoda, nestled on Koh Samui’s serene southern coast, is an enchanting site that showcases the spiritual richness of Thai culture. This striking golden pagoda is set against a backdrop of lush greenery and the azure sea, creating a tranquil and picturesque setting. Its exterior features intricate carvings that narrate tales from the life of the Buddha and the Jataka tales, highlighting the skill of local artisans. Inside, visitors are treated to detailed murals depicting scenes from Buddhist cosmology and the Buddha’s life, contributing to the pagoda’s peaceful and introspective atmosphere.

The pagoda is part of a larger spiritual complex that includes a boat-shaped building called ‘Wihan’, which houses a Buddha statue, and various other serene statues that symbolize different stages of the Buddha’s journey to enlightenment. The site’s history is tied to a revered Buddhist monk, Lung Por Deang, whose vision was to create a temple that would act as a beacon of hope and enlightenment. The pagoda’s unique location by the water’s edge adds to its symbolic significance, reflecting the flow of life and the pervasiveness of the Buddha’s teachings.

Visiting Laem Sor Pagoda offers not just a spiritual experience but also a chance to immerse oneself in the local culture and history. The best time to visit is in the early morning or late afternoon when the golden hue of the pagoda is especially vibrant, and the tranquil beach nearby offers a perfect spot for reflection or a peaceful picnic. There’s no entrance fee, making it accessible for everyone to explore and enjoy the serene environment from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Visit the Laem Sor Pagoda
    • Beach
    • FREE
    • Outdoor
    • Photo Spot
    • Temple / Religion