Was quite interesting and worth checking out, there is a cool gong which local kids will show u how to rub to make awesome sounds
A short visit to one of Koh Samui's tourist attraction that is worth the experience, Wat Khunaram temple is also one of the many places included on our itinerary. Full Day, Half Day Safari and City Tour (around the island).
Not everyone's cup of tea, but we found it interesting, it's not often you get to see a mummie. Free of charge to visit, although the temple does encourage donations for the upkeep. You probably only need to allow 20 minutes for a visit.
My family visited this temple as part of a day trip. We were a bit apprehensive about the mummified monk (for the children - didn't want them to be frightened) but when we saw him our fears were allayed. In fact I found the experience rather up lifting - yes there were mummified remains but the spirit and feeling within... More
This was part of our city tour itinerary and it was a ten minute stop. It contains a mummified monk wearing sunglasses. The temple itself is lovely and I especially liked the different poses of the Buddha on different days of the week. There is also a monk who dispenses blessings. I didn't find it deeply moving to be candid... More
On the road between Lamai beach and Nathon you will find this small temple complex. Nothing much, but if you pass there, it is worth to stop a couple of minutes. No entrance fee and indeed: there is a mummified monk. Before leaving, try to let "the gong sing" for good luck.
It's hard to evaluate this attraction because it's just the long-deceased remains of a monk put on display in a glass cage wearing sunglasses. A still-living monk sits nearby to give a blessing to those who want it. Intertesting as it's not everyday you see such things.
The mummified monk. Well for 119 years old (the last 40 years of which he was deceased) Phra Khru Samathakittikhun (Dang Piyasilo) looks amazingly well. He is included on many tours and there's often a live monk present to bless you. Worth seeing.
We stopped off whilst touring the island and visited the monk! He hadn't aged in 17 years since we last visited him on our honeymoon but had just moved premises! We went to pay our respects and a (live) monk was giving out blessings next to him. We felt very cleansed and spiritual by the time that we left. A... More
We drive here on our own tour around the island on a little rented scooter. Obviously an unusual thing to see and I sat and got blessed by a monk and he let me get a picture with him which was nice. The mummified monk is a little creepy lookin an strange with his sunglasses on but it's off a... More
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