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Definitely a mummified monk!

It is exactly what it claims. A mummified monk in a glass case on display. It's interesting but definitely creepy. He's quite well preserved. I'm all for seeing the unusual and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Aydriana C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is exactly what it claims. A mummified monk in a glass case on display. It's interesting but definitely creepy. He's quite well preserved. I'm all for seeing the unusual and this is something you don't see everyday so if you have the chance to visit, I would take it! Remember to dress appropriately as it's a religious site! :)

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was in my bucket list to visit this place. However, it didn't turn out like how i thought it will be. Just less than 10 minutes visit is more than enough. This is just a general opinion.You may visit just to see and read about the Monk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to stop by and see if your stopping off at a couple of tourist attractions in a day, we followed the main road to the rum distillery and to the grandfather rocks after. It's definitely different and not the usual tourist blah like ATV or white water rafting. The only thing I didn't like was that you can pay... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mummified mummy sitting up with sun glasses. This is one of the worst things I have visited as a tourist - total waste of time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing this with your own eyes is amazing. Definately recommended. And while there take the time to say a little thought and get your number and see qhat luck has in stall for you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here during our honeymoon. We did it as part of an around the island trip where we visited a few other local attractions. It's a nice secluded spot which is worth going for a few pics but you won't spend long there. Nothing else to do other than the temple and see the unified monk.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another place to visit place in Koh Samui. Popular with the local budhist people. The mumified body is enclosed in a glass case for easy viewing. Photography is permitted. Please observe silence

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a nice place for a quick stop if you travel in samui by bike or car. the temple has a nice atmosphere and the mummified monk makes it interesting. also the living monks were very friendly, and gave us their blessing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped off here as part of a trip around the island. I have seen some strange sights in Thailand but this is the most unusual. It is basically a dead body in a glass case. The guy died in the 1970s - there is an explantation on a plaque there to tell you all about it. The man is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The story is that this Monk was meditating in this exact position when he died. Because it is considered in Buddhism that he died in a state of nirvana, it was decided to mummify him (to preserve his body) in the position he was sitting when he died and put him on public display in a glass enclosure. He has... More 

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