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This was part of an island tour purchased from our hotel, our tour guide was excellent at explaining this attraction although there was a plaque just outside to explain it to you
A very unusual exhibition of the like I have never seen before
Maybe it’s me, but can’t see why seeing a mummified monk that died in 1973 in a tourist attraction . I get the back story, maybe if I was a Buddhist it would have more significance for me. It reminded me of a ‘believe it...More
According to our private guide very professional and know very well about island, the day to visit is what khunaram (the mummified monk. The sign for the temple says he wanted his body to inspire future generations to follow Buddhist teachings, to be saved the...More
Something to stop and see along the way to other adventures such as Na Muang waterfalls. Parking is easy. Ladies don't forget to cover shoulders & upper legs. It is a temple so you will need to take off your shoes. This is a pretty...More
Ko Samui, Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)
At first I wasn't sure that I would go and I'm very glad I made the effort.
Wat Khunaram, is a Buddhist temple containing the mummified remains of the Monk Phra Khru Samathakittikhun, who died in 1973.
The mummified body of Koh Samui’s most famous monk, Loung Pordaeng, is on display in an upright glass casket. Because the eyeballs have dried out which is an unpretty sight, the mummified body is now wearing sunglasses.
This is an active temple, local Buddhist people...More
Apparently this mummified monks hair and nails still grow about 1 cm each year, amazing. He now wears sun glasses as his eyes have decomposed....he is encased in glass in a meditating sitting position which is apparently what he was doing when he died.