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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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TripAdvisor
  • Environment typical of Thai temples. Invaded at certain times by tourists. Original but morbid and without interest.
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  • Quick stop here while touring the island by motorbike. It was an interesting thing to see and worth checking out. It has an interesting story.  more »
  • Unusual and interesting place to visit, A little macabre but not scary for kids. Our young kids were fine with it. Reading some reviews below, I can see how a large or loud crowd would ruin the experi...  more »
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  • Very interesting to see. Washroom is horrible!!
  • Definitely a macabre site to visit. Worth seeing.
  • Well, it is a mummified monk, looks a little bit creepy.
  • Overflow with tourist group, even toilet also cannot maintain.
  • Nice stop if your are in the area. Nothing breathtaking here though.