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“Worth stopping when out and about on the island”

Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)
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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Worth stopping when out and about on the island”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Not everyone's cup of tea, but we found it interesting, it's not often you get to see a mummie.
Free of charge to visit, although the temple does encourage donations for the upkeep.
You probably only need to allow 20 minutes for a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“An experience”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

My family visited this temple as part of a day trip. We were a bit apprehensive about the mummified monk (for the children - didn't want them to be frightened) but when we saw him our fears were allayed. In fact I found the experience rather up lifting - yes there were mummified remains but the spirit and feeling within the temple was one of life and it was wonderful. We received a blessing from a monk - I am still wearing my wristband...

Visited September 2013
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nothing great really!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was part of our city tour itinerary and it was a ten minute stop. It contains a mummified monk wearing sunglasses. The temple itself is lovely and I especially liked the different poses of the Buddha on different days of the week. There is also a monk who dispenses blessings. I didn't find it deeply moving to be candid and the sunglasses seemed like someone's poor idea of a joke which cheapened the experience.

Visited September 2013
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Knokke, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Make the gong sing”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

On the road between Lamai beach and Nathon you will find this small temple complex. Nothing much, but if you pass there, it is worth to stop a couple of minutes. No entrance fee and indeed: there is a mummified monk. Before leaving, try to let "the gong sing" for good luck.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Basically it's just a dead guy.”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

It's hard to evaluate this attraction because it's just the long-deceased remains of a monk put on display in a glass cage wearing sunglasses. A still-living monk sits nearby to give a blessing to those who want it. Intertesting as it's not everyday you see such things.

Visited September 2013
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