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Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Ko Samui
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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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  • A mommified monk sitting in a glass bucket ..with sunglasses on... I did have this on my to do list and I'm glad I do look here.. Not so much more to see .. 
  • It is exactly what it claims. A mummified monk in a glass case on display. It's interesting but definitely creepy. He's quite well preserved. I'm all for seeing the unusual and this is something you d...  more »
  • Typical 10/15 minute ride but super worth it. Outside has a monk you can go there and get his blessing and handmade bracelet magnet WINS.
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