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Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Ko Samui

3.5
#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Surat Thani Province
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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  • It's a small place, with a mumified monk that wear sunglasses. You can also donate sunglasses to him. Ok to have seen him, but would not plan a hole trip just to go there. Visit the place as a stop on...  more »
  • for those who would like to visit the mummified monk, should read is definitely something about the story behind it. on-site, you get so much information and then visit is actually not very interesting.
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  • We did a tour of the island by a tour guide and this was place was facinating, it is a very spiritual place and a humble experience but well worth a visit  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.

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