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Koh Samui Temples – Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan temples are a major tourist attraction. Though the island may be famous for its parties and beaches, the temples represent the local’s dedication to religion.

With a majority of the residents being Buddhist, it’s not a surprise to see that there are over 20 Buddhist temples here, as well as Chinese shrines – all of which are worth visiting.

Best Koh Phangan Temples, Chinese & Buddhist Wats, Shrines & Pagodas


The Kuan Yin Temple is a famous shrine on the island. Renowned for its beauty and historical significance, it is today one of the most important attractions in Koh Phangan. Within the temple are three buildings. One houses a Guan Yin statue; known as the goddess of mercy. The other is filled with various Taoist gods, while the third is where visitors can make donations. A statue of the smiling Buddha is also a main draw in the Kuan Yin Temple.

Wat Khao Tham is unique among the Koh Phangan temples because it functions as a meditation centre. Anyone who would like to meditate or learn how to is welcome to visit. Many international travellers who seek out meditation during their trip frequent Wat Khao Tham.

Wat Phu Khao Noi is the oldest temple on the island. Also known as the Small Mountain Temple, it serves as a Buddhist meditation centre to locals as well as foreign travellers. Even if you don’t plan to meditate, Wat Phu Khao Noi is worth visiting to appreciate its peaceful and scenic environment.

Wat Chaloklum is a beautiful destination among Koh Phangan’s temples. It is filled with stunning gold embellishments and intricate décor that catch the eye. As the temple is quite small, a visit will not take long, but you are encouraged to take a stroll to truly appreciate the many fine details.

With the many temples to explore on Koh Phangan, your trip will be as fun as it is diverse. Just don’t forget to wear the appropriate clothing.



Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple

Chaloklum, Koh Phangan

The Kuan Yin Temple (also known at the Chinese Temple) in Koh Phangan is one of the most visited attractions on the island. Even though the island is home to more than 20 temples, this one truly stands out for its...

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Wat Khao Tham

Wat Khao Tham

Baan Tai, Koh Phangan

Wat Khao Tham is an international meditation centre developed by a Thai Buddhist nun named Mae Chee Ahmon. The meditation centre is a great place for residents as well as international travellers looking for a spot in...

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Wat Phu Khao Noi

Wat Phu Khao Noi

Wok Tum, Koh Phangan

Wat Phu Khao Noi, or Small Mountain Temple, is the oldest temple in Koh Phangan. It is also a Buddhist meditation centre that serves the local and tourist community. The peaceful surrounds and enigmatic environment of...

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Wat Chaloklum

Wat Chaloklum

Chaloklum, Koh Phangan

Wat Chaloklum is a magnificent temple in Koh Phangan. Conveniently located in the middle of the village, the temple is worth a visit thanks to its eye-catching dacor. It stands out for its stark white facade with...

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