Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)

Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Ko Samui

Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)

Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)
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wallymyster
Cancun, Mexico281 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
What's cooler than a mummy? A monk mummy. And he's got sunglasses! I wouldn't say it's worth the drive, but if you're in the area, why not?
Written 5 January 2022
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aledm
The World491 contributions
Dec 2021
Nothing special but we did take a snap of the assembly hall for our album. A drive-by of this is enough.
Written 8 December 2021
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Jeff206
Samut Prakan, Thailand531 contributions
Dec 2020
This was by far one of the most unique temples I’ve been to because of the obvious factor that this famous monk is still ‘present’ in the temple. I’d never in my life seen mummified remains but it was actually quite cool to see!

The temple area’s quite a small area, so it makes for a nice short stop if you’re on a little day trip like I did, and are stopping at places like the grandfather and grandmother rocks and Na Muang Waterfall. This place can certainly be added into the stops of places to see!
Written 16 April 2021
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CKF
CT1,981 contributions
Nov 2020
While on Koh Samui, we took a 1/2 day tour to see the highlight. This wat was included because it contains a mummified monk, sitting in his prayerful position in which he was found when he passed. This was not pleasant for me to look at, but is apparently quite the attraction.

However, to the right of the temple there is an interesting display. The side of the property contains a large collection of Buddhas and other small statues in various stages of disrepair. Our guide told us that if people who have Buddhas at home break or damage them, the statues can be brought to this temple. It appears to be almost a cemetery for statues. I had not seen this before, even after spending over a year in Thailand, so I found it interesting. For this reason, I would recommend Wat Khunaram.
Written 27 December 2020
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK478 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were on a recent cruise which only had two port visits due to the Coronavirus issue, and decided on a temple tour for our Koh Samui day.
The Wat Khunaram temple is small with the mummified remains of the priest in the glass case in the front. We were told by our guide the reasoning for the display and stayed about 20 min
Written 15 March 2020
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Peter F
Ajax, Canada36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We were on a tour to see many sights so this was an add on and was just ok. Would not go out of my way to see this.
Written 17 February 2020
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davestat
Reading, UK89 contributions
Feb 2020
It was nice to see and hear the story, but every single aspect required donations - clothing, blessing, temple, etc. I don't mind one donation but this was over the top. At the blessing by a monk (seemed to be compulsory) if you gave anything less than a 100 BHT note, the monk said something bad and put the smaller note in the desk instead of in the donations jar (in case others did the same). Sometimes, you simply don't have the right change but a donation is free money !!!
Written 15 February 2020
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Jarrod K
Houston, TX6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Really neat monastery with a 50 year old monk who went into a trance and died. I drove from Mae Nam through the jungle which is a highly recommended drive. The monks will give you blessing for good luck (don’t forget to tip them) and you can light some candles or incense. Women are advised to dress conservatively.
Written 7 February 2020
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Lauren A
Darlington, UK95 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Honestly this is just an amazing place, we stood there completely in awe of the mummified monk & his story. It really is a once in a lifetime experience so i say VISIT!

Its a highly respectful place with local Thai’s coming to worship as well as actual Monk’s so ladies please be respectful and cover legs and shoulders, you can buy a sarong really cheap in the markets and they are just handy to have in your bag.
Written 31 January 2020
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Nathan S
Wantirna, Australia141 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Interesting but weird to see a monk who died in the 17th century wearing sun glass. Still the history surrounding this monarchy are worth seeing
Written 17 January 2020
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