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Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)
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Koh Samui Island Half-Day Tour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a donation and tossed the joss sticks. We also lit a candle and some incense. It was an unusual experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction made me very uncomfortable. After all, it's a dead monk who is decaying slower than usual stuck in a glass box for all to see. If you're a Buddhist then I'm sure you'll gain a lot from the visit. But as a non-Buddhist, fighting through a cruise ship full of tourists to see this wasn't a highlight of my trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In this shrine a mumified budist monk is on display in the glass box. Hi wears sunglasses. Quite unique sight. It's free of charge though.

Thank M46_aruba
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Better known as the shrine of the Mummified Monk, Wat Khunaram is one of the top temples to visit on Koh Samui. The temple itself is beautiful with its traditional Thai architecture but what most attraction to see is the mummified monk. his body be left in its natural state to decompose and dry out or mummify for all to see. One version of the story you can read at the temple is that he wanted to be kept in a glass case to remind the faithful of the importance of following the teachings of Buddha. It’s really interesting place.

Thank tomsonlinda
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The mummified remains of a Buddhist monk are on display here. He instructed his disciples that after his death his body was to be displayed to inspire future generations to follow Buddhist teachings and be saved from suffering. This temple is 8 miles from the tender pier.

Thank Michaela
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