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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 October 2011

The mummified mok by itself is not a must see attraction, but the whole attraction in its entiriety is extremely interesting. Wat Khunaram was part of our island exploration stops that we did with our thai friend and so found it very very interesting. There...More

8  Thank BinuA
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 December 2011

To a westerner's eyes this seems a little bizarre, but you're in a country whose culture is different to yours. A mummified monk, who died but hasn't decomposed very much, in a glass box, with a temple built nearby. The monk surely attracts you to...More

4  Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is known for its great creativity. Wat Khunaram is situated at a far distance to the beaches. As you visit this place, you would also see the most famous monk of this temple which is Loung Pordaeng. There are many offerings such as...More

Thank Vacationer824701
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This review will be kinda biased since I do not understand the 'attraction' part of a dead human being. The place is a temple, beautiful like most temples in Thailand. The main 'attraction' (and also what sets this place aside from most temples) is the...More

Thank Awesta R
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This rare sight was special, to view a 40 year old body in such a serene place. We visited around 4.30 pm and we were the only people there with another couple. Explanations in English are posted. No entry fees. Meditation can be done in...More

Thank Ger_12
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I am probably not the first to admit I know little about monks, and certainly won't be the first to say I know little about dead ones either. But the what I have found is that Thais are incredibly respectful people both towards the living...More

Thank CamD3v
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Not really much to see here other than the monk. It's a pretty cool stop for 5-10 minutes, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I can't understand people critisizing the sunglasses.Though they seem a bit weird they represent respect for the body and were places as not to horrorfy visitors by holes in the scull insted of eyes as our thai guide explained to us. If visitors want to...More

Thank jasmingg
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Maybe worth if you are religious. Otherwise it's just a dried up monk in a glass box with sunglasses. If that's your cup of tea then by all means. Personally I did not get it. It's free so if you are in that part of...More

Thank Tuukka78
Reviewed 18 June 2018

As the name suggests, the temple came to fame because a mummified monk is on display here. This is probably the most striking part of the temple, to walk by a glass casket that is strewn with flowers and incense and holds the body of...More

1  Thank jumalaska
Reviewed 17 May 2018

It's a dead guy with sunglasses and a not very interesting temple. The history of the monk is slightly interesting, but the whole thing is pretty overblown.

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Nice temples a 300 baht trip from chaweng 30 minutes then off you go interesting but not life changing

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