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  • Address: Route 4169, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand, Thailand

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Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) Tours

Koh Samui is known for its incredible beaches, turquoise waters and sandy shores. But hidden away from the coastal wonder lies one of the most unique temples in the nation—Wat Khunaram. 

While this gilded red and white temple may look typical to travelers who climb the dozen or so stairs that lead to its entryway, once inside, visitors will find a site unlike anywhere else. That’s because a vertical glass casket holds the mummified body of Loung Pordaeng—a famous monk—in his most meditative state. Locals say his meditation techniques, which required less oxygen than his peers—are responsible for his still well-preserved state. Visitors can come tour the site, learn about the life of this religious icon, and bear witness to local Buddhists praying at wat shrines.

Practical Info

Wat Khunaram is located west of Hua Thanon on Route 4169 in Koh Samui. The wat is open during daylight hours and admission is free. Long pants and covered shoulders are essential for visitors.

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Koh Samui Island Half-Day Tour, Koh Samui, null

Koh Samui Island Half-Day Tour

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Get a true feel for the island of Koh Samui as you check out its unspoiled beauty on a half-day trip. Choose from a private or shared tour and  visits to ...  Read more

Location: Ko Samui, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.55
Half-day Tour Around Ko Samui Island from Samui Na Thon Port, Koh Samui, Half-day Tours

Half-day Tour Around Ko Samui Island from Samui Na Thon Port

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Enjoy a 4-hour tour to explore Ko Samui Island. Enjoy stops at beaches, markets and temples, all while your guide shares stories and anecdotes about the ...  Read more

Location: Ko Samui, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.10

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