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“glass case” (27 reviews)
“small temple” (14 reviews)
“on display” (13 reviews)
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"glass case"
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"small temple"
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"on display"
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"ray bans"
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"glass enclosure"
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"small donation"
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"worth a quick visit"
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"short stop"
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"city tour"
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"our honeymoon"
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"sunglasses"
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"blessing"
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"death"
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"followers"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe worth if you are religious. Otherwise it's just a dried up monk in a glass box with sunglasses. If that's your cup of tea then by all means. Personally I did not get it. It's free so if you are in that part of...More

Thank Tuukka78
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the name suggests, the temple came to fame because a mummified monk is on display here. This is probably the most striking part of the temple, to walk by a glass casket that is strewn with flowers and incense and holds the body of...More

Thank jumalaska
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

It's a dead guy with sunglasses and a not very interesting temple. The history of the monk is slightly interesting, but the whole thing is pretty overblown.

Thank darwinmoore
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Nice temples a 300 baht trip from chaweng 30 minutes then off you go interesting but not life changing

Thank TonyandGina H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I have been to see the Monk before and am fascinated by the story behind him, however Maureen had never been to the Island before, so off we went. Unfortunately she was a little taken back and thought the display was a morbid. So there...More

1  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The storey of the monk makes an interesting back drop. Other than the monk there is a small temple. Probably the monk succeeds in getting his message across by his presence so drop by pay your respects and wonder at the mans determination to spread...More

Thank Auscoach
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Not much to see, it’s a bloke in a box (only his head is exposed) with a pair of ray bans on. Free to enter and worth popping in on the way to the waterfalls.

Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The mummified monk on Koh Samui is an interesting and unusual place to visit. It is a small temple with the mummified remains of a Buddhist monk who died in 1973 after having lived a good life as a monk for many years. Apparently he...More

1  Thank elenhangoui
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The story of the Mummified Monk was interesting but his mummified body stored in a glass box was bordering on gross. :/

Thank Samodiva
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

Thank Tassieacres
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