Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Ko Samui

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#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Surat Thani Province
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. See Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) and all Maret has to offer by arranging your trip with our Maret online holiday planner .
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  • Mummy of a monk in seating posture (yoga). first time i have seen a mummy in seating posture. very silent place and one can pay her tribute by contributing garland available beside the temple with sma...  more »
  • This may have been the shortest stop on our day tour, but it was a cool one. You really don’t need much time here but it is definitely worth a stop. The monk has been preserved very well and the sun g...  more »
  • For the volunteer of spirituality or just the curious, there is not much to do or see. Visit often included in the Safari Tour which along the island.
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  • Great place to visit, pity they have stopped doing the blessing for tourists
  • 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.

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