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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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  • If you are on the way, stop, it will take you 10 minutes. Otherwise it is not required to make a detour to go.
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  • This is a temple frequently visited by Thai. The mummified monk signifies a certain belief when it comes to Buddhism and meditation. It was interesting to see. Unfortunately we were not the only ones:...  more »
  • I thing this should be a place for monks and buddhist people rather than for tourists.On the other side, where else would you see a mummified monk wearing Ray Bans?  more »