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Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)

735 Reviews

Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)

735 Reviews
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CKF wrote a review Dec. 2020
CT1,916 contributions349 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Roslyn138 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Wrexham, United Kingdom415 contributions199 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Peter F wrote a review Feb. 2020
Ajax, Canada36 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
davestat wrote a review Feb. 2020
Reading, United Kingdom87 contributions36 helpful votes
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 !!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jarrod K wrote a review Feb. 2020
Houston, Texas6 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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