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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.
Unlike the other temples, Wat Khunaram is famous for the mummified monk that is kept on display here. The mummified body of Loung Pordaeng is kept in a glass casket in the temple. Visiting the mummified monk is a unique experience. Thais have believed that...More