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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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  • During a tour of this "attraction" and visited. Especially the children found it interesting how the monk wearing sunglasses in a glass Cabinet.
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  • We covered it as part of our Ko Samui city tour. Monk nearby sprinkled holy water & offered the blessings. It was a great experience and place worth a visit. 
  • It is a visit that will not take you more than 10 minutes. The curious thing about this temple is the presence of the mummy of a monk who was able to predict the day of his own death and who died in the position in which we see him today. Curious also is that the monk carries glasses of Sun... the reason is that as the process of mummification has still natural, the basins of the eyes are empty; they do not have glass eyes and it is not very pleasant to view. If you have a good guide, it will tell you a little of the life of this monk and will also allow you to understand a little better the spirituality of Buddhism, and of those who practice it.
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