Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) Tours

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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.

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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.
Location
Address: Route 4169, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand, Thailand
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Koh Samui Island Half-Day Tour

Explore Koh Samui on a half-day tour through the island’s rich history, culture and alluring landscape. Walk between rows of swaying palms at a coconut plantation, visit the sacred Wat Kunaram, and cool off in a jungle pool beneath the lovely Na Muang Waterfall. Wander through the shops and streets of Nathon, the island’s atmospheric former capital, then gaze out to sea alongside the gleaming, 40-foot (12-meter) Big Buddha, who sits atop the small rocky island of Wat Phra Yai. For a more personalized experience upgrade to a private tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$43.12 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-day Tour Around Ko Samui Island from Samui Na Thon Port

Explore the island of Ko Samui for four hours with your own private guide who shows you all of the best spots. Visit beaches, temples, and markets, and hear about the history of each place from your guide. Includes the chance to try a famous dessert specialty, and port pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$16.94 USD
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6 Hours Best Of Samui City Tour

Visit the splendid landmarks of this beautiful island " Samui " . Highlights - The Golden Big Buddha Temple ( Wat Phra Yai ) - Lad Koh Viewpoint - The Grand mother and Grand father Rocks - Coconut plantation - Kunaram Temple - Namuang Waterfall - Local Market in Nathon Town
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$56.45 USD
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Koh Samui: Round-the-Island Sightseeing Tour

Are you looking for a safe, reliable, and fun Koh Samui island tour? We provide this Koh Samui island tour during the morning. Our van picks you up from your hotel or villa for a 6 hour tour around the island. It is a tour packed with Koh Samui’s top attractions. The Koh Samui island tour is the perfect way to see the island if you are on a budget! The Koh Samui island tour consists of a round trip around the island. It includes sightseeing of the Kuan Im and the Big Buddha temple and viewpoints around the island. You can go sightseeing at Grandfather and Grandmother rock, the mummified monk and visit Nathon town. Finally there is also a plunge in the cool water beneath the Namuang Waterfall.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$31.36 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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