Chinese Temple at Mae Nam

Samui's focal point for Chinese New Year

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What we say: 4 stars

Ornate dragons adorn and protect the Chinese temple at Mae Nam, which has a distinctly different look to Thai temples.

This temple is Samui's focal point for Chinese New Year celebrations in February, with lion dancing, drums, acrobatic performers, and the smell of sulphur heavy in the air from endless crackers going off.

You will get caught up in the festivities, and there is nothing peaceful about the temple during Chinese New Year.

To find the temple, turn towards the sea at the Mae Nam traffic lights, and follow the loop road around to a small pier, which is opposite the temple.

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Last updated: 12th May, 2012

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