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Address: Ko Samui, Thailand
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Half-day Tour Around Ko Samui Island from Samui Na Thon Port

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This is a temple frequently visited by Thai. The mummified monk signifies a certain belief when it comes to Buddhism and meditation. It was interesting to see. Unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen S
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Tonbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a unique attraction. The monk was born in 1894 and died in 1973 at the age of 79. He is perfectly preserved (apart from his eyes, but has a selection of Raybans etc to compensate!). He sits in a typical yoga pose in a glass case. A local Buddhist Monk is on hand to give you a blessing for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a temple frequently visited by Thai. The mummified monk signifies a certain belief when it comes to Buddhism and meditation. It was interesting to see. Unfortunately we were not the only ones: mini vans with Thai tour guides and their (loud) French guests showed up and it turned into a tourist attraction with the sole goal being to... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thing this should be a place for monks and buddhist people rather than for tourists.On the other side, where else would you see a mummified monk wearing Ray Bans?

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where else would you see a mummified monk displayed within a glass cabinet and wearing sunnies? This is a small and intimate temple. Good atmosphere. Worth a visit. Ladies to bring a shawl or scarf to cover shoulders. You can also borrow some on site.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this attraction several times then when we wanted to go to it struggled to find it lol fantastic place to visit , very interesting , both me and my husband shuck the bamboo tumble full of sticks and shuck out the same number , bizarre. Well worth a visit

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited this temple as part of a cycle tour of that area of the island. We actually missed it to begin with, as we weren't expecting it to be on the main road, sandwiched between other commercial businesses. However we had read up on the history and background of the site and the monk, and found it interesting. There... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Visited today. Fascinating to see the monk. No charge to see. Next to the temple. Not much else to see. Worth a look if you're passing.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

We enjoyed this trip and something traditional. There were many locals praying which made the site genuine unlike other places. It felt peaceful and calming.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

We covered it as part of our Ko Samui city tour. Monk nearby sprinkled holy water & offered the blessings. It was a great experience and place worth a visit.

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Thank AJ_Ajay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Well very strange hard to know what to make of it really. But worth a look for a minute,for me that was more than long enough depends what you like.

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