Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Na Mueang

3.5
#4 of 26 in Historic Sites in Surat Thani Province
Religious Site · Landmark
Stop by Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) to see the mummified body of Luang Pho Daeng, a prominent monk who died in 1973 while meditating. The monk's remains serve as an important reminder of the transience of human nature. One of the more unusual historical attractions available in the area, the temple draws foreign visitors interested in learning more about Buddhism. Instead of selling conventional souvenirs, the onsite shop takes a more holistic and spiritual approach, stocking goods such as holy water, coconut oil, and natural soaps. See Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) and all Na Mueang has to offer by arranging your trip with our Na Mueang online holiday planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Couldn't imagine even after seeing directly that the monk body is not decomposed completely. It's a good place to seek blessings. People can also give donations for the development and maintenance for the place if willing.
  • Very interesting temple. While there I got blessed by a monk which was very cool
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