Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Ko Samui

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#3 of 12 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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  • September 26, 2017
    The Mummified Monk sits within a glass coffin. You must remove your shoes and dress appropriately. You do get a little weird at first glance ,as it isn't common to see someone who's passed this way. Y...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    The monk in itself is impressive. However, it is particularly interesting if you have a guide here. We have heard so much about this place. The story behind it, could take a look into the future and see the Buddha of our birthday.
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  • September 21, 2017
    We were expecting the mummified monk to be more covered up but no he is sitting right there in front of you when you arrive. It's a bit unexpected but very fascinating and worth a quick stop by and vi...  more »
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  • July 27, 2017
    Great place to visit, pity they have stopped doing the blessing for tourists
  • April 7, 2017
    Creapy yes but a must see. Very interesting and only a quick stop. Glad our cabbie stopped here
  • April 23, 2017
    Very peaceful. Thank you.
  • February 27, 2017
    Very interesting to see. Washroom is horrible!!
  • August 29, 2016
    Definitely a macabre site to visit. Worth seeing.

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