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Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Ko Samui

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Landmark Religious Site
Stop by Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) to see the mummified body of Luang Pho Daeng, a prominent monk who died in 1973 while meditating. The monk's remains serve as an important reminder of the transience of human nature. One of the more unusual historical attractions available in the area, the temple draws foreign visitors interested in learning more about Buddhism. Instead of selling conventional souvenirs, the onsite shop takes a more holistic and spiritual approach, stocking goods such as holy water, coconut oil, and natural soaps. Before you head to Maret, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Maret vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Maret has to offer, including Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk).
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  • This temple is not one of Thailand’s most beautiful but the Wat Khunaram temple is worth a visit mostly because it’s home to a mummified monk. He died in 1973 at the age of 79 while meditating.  more »
  • Wasn't sure what to expect but it is as advertised: a monk that has been mummified. The monk wears sunglasses and you can donate some behind the shrine. They are also some Buddhist verses to take away...  more »
  • The mummified monk is in a Wat in the sitting position wearing sunglasses. The visit is brief and he is in remarkable condition.  more »
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  • Creapy yes but a must see. Very interesting and only a quick stop. Glad our cabbie stopped here
  • Very peaceful. Thank you.
  • Very interesting to see. Washroom is horrible!!
  • Definitely a macabre site to visit. Worth seeing.
  • Nice stop if your are in the area. Nothing breathtaking here though.