Wat Kiri Wongkaram

Wat Kiri Wongkaram, Ko Samui

Wat Kiri Wongkaram
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Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues

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Lost In Asia
Singapore, Singapore2,266 contributions
Aug 2019
Located further down the road from InterContinental Samui. I cycled there in just 15 minutes after lunch.

The temple grounds look rather forlorn and not well-kept, but this is probably it is not so well-known and lacking in fund for maintenance.

The interesting part of this temple is that there is a mummified monk for over 40 years.

Please be modest and walk around respectfully.
Written 8 September 2019
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batista
6 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
This temple houses the mummified body of the Buddhist monk Loung Por Ruam which can be viewed here in a glass case. He was placed in it upon his death 25 years ago and his body is still in remarkably good condition. Wat Kiri Wongkaram has very quiet and calm atmosphere. Entrance is free here, as in all other temples of Koh Samui. At the temple territory there is a Buddhist cemetery. You can learn more about the life of the mummified monk while visiting here, as there is an English illustration about this Buddhist monk at the temple and can learn more about this monk’s life, Buddhism practices and subsequent death.
Written 26 April 2019
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RoelR
Wuustwezel, Belgium1,485 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
This is a bit of the beaten path, and I think only feasible is you have your own car/scooter. When you visit you'll probably be alone, so quite and relaxing it sure is. When we visited (re)construction on the main building was taking place, but the mummified monk was still there to be seen. Strange to behold, but if was fun to visit!
Written 14 February 2017
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irmagustafsson1234
Uppsala, Sweden11 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
If you travel around samui then you can visit the temple but definitely not the best i see in my travel in Thailand
Written 7 December 2016
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TravellingMitch
Norfolk, UK39,791 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
Very traditional temple, with its own mummified monk. Worth while visiting if you want a far less touristy experience.
Written 10 May 2016
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Her L
Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
Jan 2016
A bit quiet Buddha Temple. For 2 minutes walking distance from side entrance, there is a place to view brilliant sunset by the beach.
Written 5 January 2016
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vipi0017
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India612 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
If you are in the area then you can visit it but definitely not worth to make a special visit and there is not a lot to do or see
Written 12 December 2015
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Kevin E
Wiesbaden, Germany43 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
The Temple isnt so popular like for example Wat Khunaram, which makes the temple very special. Its very quiet and you can feel that there is something special in the air. You will get quiet calm and relaxed, or at least we were after a few minutes there. The mumified monk there is also worth visiting and not more or less special than the one in Wat Khunaram . The only thing why i would prefer looking at this one is that you have all the time you need to look or take fotos without many people around you. The Temple itself is similar to other ones, nothing very spectacular but like many temples on koh samui worth a visit in my opinion
Written 13 August 2015
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Doorby
Mae Nam, Thailand35 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Unpretentious and interesting...we stayed opposite the compound in the quiet village of taling gnam....the site has many buildings some with a need for care but that just adds to its charm..and check out the mummified monk🙏
Written 23 June 2015
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HKata
Budapest, Hungary116 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
We were travelling around Koh Samui by a motorcycle when we stopped here. It is quiet and authentic. If you are lucky a Buddhist monk will bless you and give you a lucky bracelet. If it happens don't forget to give a small donation.
Please, take off your shoes, sunglasses or hat when you step into all temples in Buddhist countries. :)
Written 28 March 2014
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