Koh Samui | Thailand

Wat Khunaram Mummified Monk Ko Samui

Family Thailand Tour 2020

Ko Samui | Thailand

30 Jan 2020 | Thu

Day 05 of 18

  • Wat Phra Yai Big Buddha Temple Ko Samui
  • Wat Plai Laem Ko Samui
  • Wat Khao Hua Jook Ko Samui
  • Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks Ko Samui
  • Guan Yu Shrine Ko Samui
  • Wat Khunaram Mummified Monk Ko Samui
  • Na Muang Waterfalls Ko Samui

Wat Khunaram Mummified Monk Ko Samui

Wat Khunaram is a Buddhist temple located on the island of Ko Samui in Thailand. The temple is best known for its mummified monk, Luang Pho Daeng, who died in 1973 and was preserved through a process of self-mummification.

Wat Khunaram Mummified Monk Ko Samui

The mummified monk is on display inside a glass case in the temple, and his body is remarkably well-preserved. Visitors to the temple can see the monk’s face and hands, and his hair is still intact.

The mummified monk at Wat Khunaram is a popular tourist attraction, and many people come to the temple to pay their respects to him. The monk is considered to be a powerful figure in Thai Buddhism, and his body is seen as an important relic.

PHRA KHRU SAMATHAKITTIKHUN [Dang Piyasilo] 1894-1973

This is the decomposed remains of Phra Khru Samathakittikhun (bang plyasilo) the venerable ex-abbot of Wat Kunaram on Ko Samui he enjoyed a prosperous family life until he was 50 years old when decided to devote the second part of his life to the monkhood. After being ordained in 1944, he became renowned for his meditation Practice, and for about 20 years had many disciples among Buddhist monks and laymen. He was also known for his ability to foresee his own death, which happened in 1973 When he was 79 years and 8 months.

After death, his body remained undecomposed, so his relatives and disciples decided to place his body in an upright position within a glass case as requested in his written instructions, to keep it as a symbol to inspire the future generations to follow Buddhist teachings and be saved from suffering.

– Wat Khunaram

Wat Khunaram (Thai: วัดคุณาราม) is a Buddhist temple on the island of Ko Samui in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. It is most notable for being the shrine of “the Mummy Monk”, Luang Pho Daeng, who died in 1973 and directed that his body be put on display as a reminder of the transience of human existence.

It is located in the area between Na Muang and Hua Thanon on Thai route 4169, the main route around the island. It is 13 km southeast of Nathon, the island’s “capital city” and main port, and 6 km west of the resort town of Lamai Beach.

– Wikipedia Wat Khunaram

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