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Address: Ko Samui, Thailand
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Koh Samui Island Half-Day Tour
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Half-day Tour Around Ko Samui Island from Samui Na Thon Port

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Worth A Stop If Driving Past

This was one of the stops on our all day island tour. The temple is small and the mummified monk is well displayed. I certainly wouldn't drive around the island specifically to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2015
Gla_Rangers
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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

This was one of the stops on our all day island tour. The temple is small and the mummified monk is well displayed. I certainly wouldn't drive around the island specifically to see this, but if in this area, it's definitely worth stopping for a few minutes.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Small Buddhist temple. Not too much to see besides the mummified monk. It was part of my city tour so I went, but I would not have paid extra just to go to the temple. As part of a tour, it is fine.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

We only took our children to see the monk as we were in the area and it's easy to find from the main road. Once we had walked up the steps to the mummified monk we were welcomed by one of the monks who sat us down, blessed us and tied the string around our wrists (after comparing iPhones with... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

The monk who died 42 years ago but still has growing hair and nails. Don't forget to cover shoulders and legs

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

When I arrived the temple wasn't very busy at all, and it was nice to observe, relax, and get blessed by a monk. You could also get your fortune by shaking sticks out of a cup (like seen on the Amazing Race).

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Angola, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

So many sights to see. This is a nice place to stop and visit. Relax. Reflect. Several other places to visit nearby. A must.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Plenty of parking space and easy to access for viewing the Mummified Monk. Strange but worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Even though I wouldn't count this place as the first thing to visit in Samui island, it definitely worths a visit if you are around. It is a strange feeling to see a very well preserved body presented behind a glass and gives you some thoughts on the eternity.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

We stopped here as part of an island tour. The story behind the mummified monk is very interesting and its quite a spiritual experience to see him and imagine his devotion/faith/belief. His body is amazingly preserved for someone who has been dead longer than I've been alive. They've had to put sunglasses on his face though because his eyes have... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Yes it really is. Can you tell my Thai spirit is waning? Anyway he's been dead nearly as long as I've been alive and to be honest he looks pretty good on it. I love dead things so I find this interesting. It's worth a visit.

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