Wat Samret

Ko Samui

Wat Samret, west of Ban Hua Thanon has several standout features, a Mandalay sitting Buddha carved from solid marble, common across India and northern Thailand, less so here in the south; a long reclining buddha (representing Sakyamuni about to enter parinirvana) with a very peaceful countenance in another hall, surrounded by a galaxy of other Buddhist figures; and finally, at the rear of the temple, a forest of mouldering stupas.

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