Wat Kiri Wongkaram, Ko Samui

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  • I've already over the mummified monk at Wat Khunaram omitted... Here one finds a similar temple complex in "Beautiful". If I should compare and do I then also here, this temple complex is from WAT Khunaram preferable. It seems here more authentic. Who already "has nothing on the hat with the religious sites", should be abandoned both, because alone to see a mummy that the cost is too high. You want to but WAT Kiri Wongkaram visit, so recommend the arrival on the South connection across the elephant gate (photo scene!), what may be a deciding factor for a short visit. We have this route and visiting in WAT Kiri Wongkaram keep at least in lasting memory.
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  • This temple is easy to find with the 4170 road, in the South West of Koh Samui. When ' we arrive at the gate of the Elephants, turn left coming from Thong Krut and we're going after the small road to the sea. The temple is located in the village of Taling Ngam. It carries the name of Wat Kiri Wong Karam, which means "Temple mountain", symbolic name in Thailand. When you arrive, it is visible from a distance with its large gazebo covered with a roof with 3 levels of polychrome tiles and its outgrowths anti demon! This Pavilion is certainly a work by artist, by the decorations that furnish him and his great naja as a railing. The statue of the monk Loung Por Ruam, native of Taling Nam, who is the founding in 1900, is located east side of the Pavilion. The body mummified monk, is situated in a sarcophagus, sheltered in the small Pavilion located on the left on entering. This lovely carved wooden Pavilion, is framed by two elephants and must climb the steps to get to the prayer hall. This Pavilion is surrounded by the bougainvillea and flowers, which give it a very 'romantic' appearance. The other buildings are intended for host of the novice monks, for their learning. The founding monk, who was born here, went to his religious upbringing in Burma where they practice the Theravada Buddhism. Then, returning to his country, he founded this temple in 1900. After his death in 1966, his body was embalmed and the miracle product, with an exceptional conservation of the body since that time.
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  • Very beautiful temple away from the hustle and bustle of the island tours, here also a mummified monk in a glass box to admire. The temple is located near the beach. To achieved this relatively easy by itself can be to the elephant gate routes, goes through this pass and the Road shortly before the sea follows there on the right side. You can bind to a fortune Ribbon by a monk and be wet with holy water. Very spiritual, recommend it to anyone! Then you'll feel like new!
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  • Very Nice temple, far from the crowded places. The local sea shore is the best we experienced in Koo Samui.
  • Храм как храм, только нет толп туристов. Интересно было посмотреть на мумифицированного монаха. Common Thai temple, you just will not see crowds of tourist here. Point of interest here is mummified monk.
  • A hidden gem on Koh Samui
  • Awesome toilet!
  • In this temple there are multiple buildings some excellently maintained other decaying probably earlier than current ones. The position puts him happily in a rather reserved in the middle of the forest and very close to the beach. There are also numerous other artifacts dedicated to missing persons.
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